For all the good luck that the UFC had in keeping fights scheduled through January, February is not starting off the same way.
Gastelum's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, appeared on ESPN Radio following the news of Whittaker's withdrawal and said he believes his client will be compensated by the UFC brass.
"According to White, Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) started to complain of pain in his abdomen late last night and was taken to the hospital". Adesanaya vs. Silva will remain a three-round contest.
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Priscilla, who has a boyfriend inside the jail, told WCBS 880 that authorities have stopped outside visitors from entering. A number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of inmates asking for redress of inhumane and life-threatening conditions.
Per Okamoto, the hernia was not related to Whittaker's weight cut.
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In a later statement, UFC said Whittaker had undergone emergency surgery due to a "severe abdominal injury".
Those plans will now be delayed, given Gastelum is next in line for a title shot before the victor of the Adesanya-Silva showdown.
The 28-year-old was scheduled to defend his belt against Yoel Romero at UFC 225, but the fight was changed to a non-title bout after Romero missed weight.