Robert Whittaker is currently one of the greatest middleweights on the planet. ‘The Reaper’ held the UFC 185-pound title and beat some of the division’s elite, including Derek Brunson, Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum.
Robert Whittaker’s introduction to the UFC came from the welterweight division. Whittaker just won The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, beating Brad Scott in his debut.
He then moved up to middleweight, making his way to the title. After securing the belt by beating Yoel Romero in consecutive fights, Robert Whittaker returned to TUFF, this time as a coach.
However, it seems Robert Whittaker was far from impressed with the fighters he trained. The season was titled TUF 28: heavy hitters, and featured male heavyweights and female featherweights. Whittaker had the following to say about the fighters under his tutelage.
“That’s what it is. I didn’t think they were very good… students. The way I train isn’t for everyone. Not everyone can handle it. . And it showed in the house. They wanted to do different things but they couldn’t start the sessions. They didn’t have the discipline. They didn’t have the courage. “
Robert Whittaker’s team favored “massages” in training
By Robert Whittaker’s own admission, he leads a very tough camp. Most likely because of this, his team would have started arriving late and leaving their workouts early in order to get a massage.
“We had a two hour training window and then people would rush for the session an hour after a massage. Or leave an hour earlier to go to a massage. Like, every session there was something like that. I thought like, you’re pathetic. They were nice but I think they were rubbish. I think you should just shut up and do the practice. “
Whittaker team fighter Juan Espino won the heavyweight category of the season. However, none of his featherweights made it past the semi-finals.
Check out everything Robert Whittaker had to say about his team below: