The former UFC middleweight champion is pondering a move up the class. In a latest interview, he hinted that he may end his profession at beneath 93kg.
Soon to be 32 years outdated, the New Zealander may nonetheless go up a weight class in his MMA profession. In an interview with Radio SubmissionWhittaker (23-6) mentioned the concept of a move up to the light-heavyweight class: I believed loads about going up to 205 kilos. The downside is, I would not go to 205 and return down to 185. I feel that may be a extra pure weight for me. But the peak drawback may very well be annoying. I do not know if I would really like to cope with this […]. Once I made the choice to go up to 205 kilos, I’d keep there. This will likely be my class. I’d finish my profession there, for higher or for worse. I’m very effectively within the lower than 84kg… I’m presently one of the harmful guys of the class.”
If he have been to make that call, Whittaker would change weight courses for the second time in his profession. In 2014, he made the transition between the welterweight class (-77kg) and the one above (-84kg). It was additionally throughout the latter that he had been champion.