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UFC 225: X-ray reveals Robert Whittaker’s thumb pretty much snapped in half

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, was fortunate enough to escape the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, with his 185-pound title intact following five grueling rounds with division slugger Yoel Romero last Saturday night (June 9, 2018) on pay-per-view (PPV).

His thumb, on the other hand, was not as lucky.

“The Reaper” released the X-ray of his broken hand on Sunday showing the damage incurred from “Soldier of God” early in the bout. The Aussie continued to fight pretty much one handed and captured a razor-thin split decision over the Cuban contender.

“That was the hardest fight of my career and it was a war,” Whittaker wrote on social media. “I didn’t need to take the fight but I told you I would give you fireworks ... hope you liked them.”

The middleweight title will be put on ice for the time being as both Whittaker and the self-proclaimed “People’s Champion” recover from their injuries.