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Midnight Mania! Robert Whittaker becomes fully voiced character in Skyrim

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Robert Whittaker is an incredible fighter. A multiple-time UFC champion and Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner, he’s accomplished some pretty amazing feats inside the Octagon, perhaps most notably defeating Yoel Romero with only a single functional knee! However, per the man himself, his latest achievement may be his best yet: Whittaker is becoming a semi-official character of the hugely popular video game Skyrim.

Outside of his career as an elite cage fighter, Whittaker has a popular Twitch stream and is a brand ambassador for Bethesda’s Australia and New Zealand branch. Bethesda is the publishing company behind Skyrim — which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary but is still going strong — and other popular video game franchises like Fallout.

That relationship has introduced Whittaker as a recruitable companion character in the game’s world of Tamriel. Bethesda commissioned a modder to create Whittaker’s character, and that mod will soon be available on their website. Once downloaded, the Whittaker character is fully voiced and features Whittaker’s likeness, as well as “scripted combat behavior, unique special abilities, a recruitment quest, and a unique fighting style.” (via PCGamer).

In the real world, Whittaker is scheduled to rematch Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on Feb. 12, though “Stylebender” may not be playing ball.


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