Former UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker is out of his June 11th pay-per-view fight against Marvin Vettori due to an injury, per an announcement made earlier this week.
Whittaker was booked to face Vettori on the UFC 275 card at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. He took to social media recently to notify the public that he won’t be competing on that card.
“Sorry to say guys due to an injury I took early in the camp I’m not able to compete in June,” Whittaker said on Twitter. “I did everything I could to get it right but its not healing in time. All this means is that I’ll be back in the octagon a couple months later and I’ll be better than ever.”
Whittaker was fighting to bounce back from an unsuccessful title challenge he had against Israel Adesanya earlier this year. He went five rounds against the current champ in that bout, losing via unanimous decision in the end.
With more than a month until his fight, there certainly is time for Vettori to be given a new opponent. He has publicly called for a fight against Khamzat Chimaev or Darren Till on that date, but nothing has been confirmed thus far.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Glover Teixeira is currently scheduled to face Jiri Prochazka in the main event of UFC 275.