So before any potential Rockhold-Whittaker fight could possibly get booked, Gastelum today published on Twitter the matchup will be a mistake.
Word round the fire is the fact that former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold could get the phone call to defend myself against current interim champion Robert Whittaker in 2012.
Whittaker thought he’d probably be fighting the Michael Bisping versus. Georges St-Pierre champion to unify the belts. However with St-Pierre coping with colitis and unsure when he’ll fight again, not to mention if it’ll attend 185 pounds, Whittaker will wish to compete.
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Gastelum (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) quickly made the situation for any grapple with Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) after his win. But after Rockhold (16-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) beat David Branch in September in the first fight in 16 several weeks, he earned their own situation to battle Whittaker.
B: Fought against 4 occasions in 12 several weeks, 3 of these within the primary event within the last 8 several weeks against former champions rated in top ten from the division. *Does not have a modeling career. ?♂️
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) December 6, 2017
He published two scenarios – one for Rockhold, and something for themself: