UFC-champion Robert Whittaker has had to cancel his match on Sunday night. He should defend his title in Australia at UFC 234, but a rare injury in the stomach stopped him from going in the ring.

His guts and intestines sticking out through a hole, says UFC boss Dana White, according to The Guardian.

in Front of a sold out Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne would Whittaker have met american Kelvin Gastelum, but instead was rushed to the hospital and operated on, when he got cramps in my stomach the morning before the fight.

the Fighter was great pain and did not even go to the toilet. A short time after he began to throw up, and then entered the UFCs own doctors before he was taken to hospital.

– They think that he has had this problem for a while, and that it has come and gone. It is creepy to think that he had been hit in the stomach during the fight, so he could have been dead, says White to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Robert Whittaker was in 2018, the year sportsnavn in Australia in mandebladet GQ. Photo: John Locher/Ritzau Scanpix

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There should be a kind of hernia, which means that mavemuskulaturen comes out through muskellagene.

– Hopefully got the doctors to put it in place again. If this is the case, he will be out for four weeks. It was a really absurd damage, and there is less than one percent risk that it would happen. Our doctors have have in 30 years never seen anything like this on a young person, says White.

Robert Whittakers manager Titus Day says that fighter subsequently was completely devastated and was so upset that he had disappointed so many people who had bought the ticket to the game.

This was his moment, where all the interest from the media and throughout the hypen was to take him to a new level. This special moment is ruined, but we will hit back, says Day.

the Opponent Kelvin Gastelum has also been promoting and wish Whittaker speedy recovery.

the 28-year-old Robert Whittaker is born in New Zealand, but struggling in Australia. He has been a MMA fighter since 2009, and faced with 20 wins in 24 matches. In 2018 he was named sportsman of the year in Australia in the australian men’s magazine GQ.

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