To say Robert Whittaker was excited upon hearing the news he was booked to face Michael Bisping in front of his hometown crowd at UFC 193 on Nov. 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, would be an understatement.
Whittaker recently told Submission Radio he was "astounded" at the announcement, labeling it the "perfect fight" to stage in front of what could equal up to 70,000 screaming fans.
But how will Robert feel once "The Count" starts up with his inevitable trash talk? According to the Aussie, he won't spend too much time worrying or engaging, as he says that is simply not his style.
"I'd be surprised if he trash talks me, to be honest. I don't know what he can trash talk about me. Like you guys said, I'm kind of under the radar and I don't really do in much (laughs). Yeah, I'm not super active on Twitter and everything anyways, so I most likely won't find out about it 'til the bloody fight night anyway (laughs). That's not really my thing to be honest. I kind of just cruise and just train, just play games. The less to worry about, the better. I think Bisping is gonna bring it. I think he’s gonna come there with an expectation to win, but I go in there, I finish my fights. That’s what I look to do and I think I’m gonna finish him, too."
Less talk, more fight.
Riding a three-fight win streak, Whittaker was last seen finishing Brad Tavares in just 44 seconds at UFC Fight Night 65 back in May (see it again here).
A win over a seasoned veteran such as Bisping could go a long way in catapulting Whittaker -- who claims to be hungrier and stronger than Bizzy -- into the top 10.
Especially if he can finish the brash Brit, as predicted.