UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker made it without a hitch through the UFC 234 weigh-ins, but during the night ahead of his headlining showdown with Kelvin Gastelum, he had been struck.

Instead of walking to the Octagon at UFC 234, he had been wheeled to a living room to have operation at an area clinic in Melbourne, Australia.

Whittaker was diagnosed with a dropped and twisted intestine and an inside hernia. He underwent surgeries your day of the event. Doctors noticed that’d moved forward with his condition being detected with the fight, it might have proven fatal.

Whittaker & rsquo condition was detected, Since it had been and he had been recommended to go immediately set for operation to rectify his condition.

After his surgeries and a little bit of retrieval, Whittaker issued the following written statement out of his hospital bed along side an Insta-gram video. 

“Hey guys! Still kicking. I’m sorry to all my close friends, fans and family to not being able to get in there Sunday (Saturday from the united states ). Apparently in the event you receive rdquo; Whittaker & rsquo; t be cleared to fight, & emergency surgeries you are able to.

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“Thank you for the support by all of my fans I am so blessed to know that you guys have my spine. A big thanks for all others and my teammates out of behind the scenes that you guys were there from begin to finish worrying and prioritizing my health.

“the UFC for the prompt support and support through the entire process of the emergency surgeries and studying and Lastly to Dana White. I am blessed I discovered once I did and avoided life consequences. I’ll be back better than ever before. ”