New Zealand-born Australian professional mixed martial artist Robert Whittaker is not scared of Israel Adesanya to the slightest.
The UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will ponder moving up in weight to fight Jon Jones but is cautioning “big mouth” Israel Adesanya not to. It is because Israel set up a middleweight unification showdown with Robert when he won against Kevin Gastelum in a fight for the UFC interim middleweight title at UFC 236. The trans-Tasman confrontation between Robert and Israel will happen in Australia later this year.
Here is everything about Robert Whittaker wife, children, net worth, age, height, and family.
|Birth Name||Robert John Whittaker|
|Birthday||December 20, 1990|
|Birthplace||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Net worth||$1.5 Million|
Robert Whittaker Wife and Children
In 2011, Robert began dating his now-wife, Sophia Whittaker. Later in 2013, the couple announced their engagement. After a year, they tied the knot on Oct 25, 2014.
In February 2019, Robert decided to go through with his scheduled title defense before emergency surgery. However, his wife, Sofia, and manager, Titus Day, convinced him to call off the fight.
Besides being a supportive wife, Sophia serves as Robert’s assistant, and they are business partners too. Together, they share three children – two sons Jack and John and a daughter Lilliana.
Growing up in a broken family, Robert knows the value of family since his childhood. He makes sure to be the best dad for his children and also the best husband for his wife.
Robert Whittaker Net Worth
Currently, he plays in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as the middleweight champion. Since 2009, he is a professional MMA competitor and a former contestant on the first series of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes. Along with millions of net worth, he has won the welterweight tournament.
Robert became interim middleweight champion after the title at UFC 213. In 2019, he stands in #10 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings. But what’s the figure of Robert Whittaker net worth?
His net worth dwells around $1.5 Million.
Robert Whittaker Height, Age, Parents, Weight
Robert John Whittaker was born in 1990 in South Auckland, New Zealand. His father, Jack enrolled him and his brother, Stephen, in a Goju-Ryu Karate school. After earning his black belt, his father offered him to change to other sport or drop Karate altogether. Though his brother decided to drop out, he switched to a Hapkido gym, run by Henry Perez. After his parents separated in 2000, his father looked after him and his brother as a single dad.
Robert celebrates his birthday on 20 December that makes his current age 28. His father is Australian while his mother is of Māori and Samoan ancestry. In an interview with GQ Australia, Robert stated:
I am immensely proud to be an Australian and to be a pioneer in the sport to, you know, lead, lead today’s MMA scene against all these other countries, you know, it really, it really does light me up, to see that the Australian flag when I walk out, you know, to hear them called out that I’m Australian and I am very patriotic. I am really proud of my country and proud of where I am from.
Robert has a tall height of 6 feet, and he weighs about 185 lbs.