But plans for Whittaker's first official title defence were thrown into disarray late on Saturday night when the 29-year-old complained of pain in his abdomen before being diagnosed with a hernia in hospital.
The news, in which Whittaker reportedly suffered a hernia, initially came via ESPN's Brett Okamoto.
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But Hanefi later denied that he had made the comment, saying, "Until now we did not agree" on a USA withdrawal. Karzai said at the end of the Moscow meeting that those talks had been "very satisfactory".
Israel "Style Bender" Adesanya will look to improve his unblemished UFC record to 16-0 this Saturday, February 9, as he takes on veteran Anderson Silva at UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
What was your reaction to the news that Robert Whittaker had been forced out of the UFC 234 main event with an injury?
Whittaker was set to defend his title for the first time since becoming interim champion at UFC 213.
RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%
The MPC also changed its stance to "neutral" from the "calibrated tightening" adopted in October meet a year ago . Four of six members of the MPC voted to cut the rates, while all six voted for a change in the stance.
UFC legend Anderson Silva broke down in tears as he prepares to make his long-awaited return at UFC 234 in Australia. Adesanaya vs. Silva will remain a three-round contest.
Abdelaziz said White told him that the UFC will "take care" of Gastelum.
Now, a year later, history has repeated itself with even worse timing for Dana White.
Serena Williams stokes speculation over Duchess of Sussex's media fightback
They claim that Meghan, 37, remains the same, down-to-earth woman she was before, and cooks for her and Harry, 34, every day. A range of T-shirts emblazoned with Meghan Markle's , now-famous, banana messages are for sale on eBay .
Elevated to the co-main is the lightweight matchup between American Lando Vannata and Brazilian Marcos Mariano.
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