While the reports are yet to be confirmed, UFC boss Dana White described his actions as "unselfish" and "selfless."
“That’s personal for Whittaker. If Whittaker wants to talk about that, he can," White told Submission Radio.
“But I’ll tell you this, when you talk about somebody whose priorities are in the right place, who is completely selfless and down to the core a good human being, that’s Robert Whittaker.
“The reason Robert Whittaker is not fighting in this fight is one of the most unselfish things I’ve seen in my life. He’s a good man, he’s a good human being, and I have a lot of respect for him. Good luck to him in what he’s dealing with right now.
“I can’t put into words and articulate how I feel about Robert Whittaker. He’s the real deal, man.”
Well done Rob 👏