While he was respectful in his public tweet regarding his recent UFC release, Robert Whiteford opened up while speaking with veteran MMA journalist Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour” at MMAFighting.com.
Whiteford wrote the following on social media shortly after his UFC release became public this past Saturday.
“Released [from the] UFC this morning. Truly grateful for the opportunities [and] memories. It was a blast.”
On Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour,” Whiteford spoke at length about his UFC departure.
“Ah, sh*t happens, doesn’t it,” said Whiteford. “F*ck, what can you do? Life goes on.”
Whiteford continued, “Very surprised, but are you ever surprised with anything UFC does these days? Not really. But really, they do strange things, day in, day out, whether it’s for good or for bad. You take everything with a pinch of salt with the UFC. That’s the way I look at it.”
“I was away for the weekend with my girlfriend,” said Whiteford. “She booked it for my birthday. My manager phone called me on Saturday morning whilst I was away for the weekend. I couldn’t believe it. I felt like ringing his neck,” he admitted. “The main reason is I’ve lost two in a row. You can’t really argue with that,” he continued. “There’s a lot of people been cut for two in a row and there’s been people cut for less than two fights in a row. You can’t really grumble with it.”
When talking about his most recent performance inside the Octagon, Whiteford admitted he has had better days.
“My last fight was sh*t, top to bottom,” Whiteford said. “As I said before, some times it’s just not your night to fight. I made that walkout to the Octagon. My ‘Flower of Scotland’ traditional homecoming music, it cut short. I entered the Octagon. Bruce Buffer announced my name, it cut out short. Things just weren’t adding up. Some times it just doesn’t go your way. I got f–ked over by a judge who scored it 30-27 Martins. I don’t know what planet he was on. Maybe he was trying some of the Amsterdam local brew. But I believe that things happen for a reason in this world. When bad luck comes, it usually comes in threes. That judge was just my third bad luck on the night.”