Kindly Reprinted from our new Partner Fightstorepro we thought this was one everyone would want to read; Rob’s been part of the scene north of the border since year dot and we will be supporting him all the way!
Dinky Ninjas and American Top Team featherweight Robert ‘Flyin Judoka’ Whiteford will undoubtedly be one of the stars of the show when the UFC head to Scotland for the first time in July. Even though he’s been out of action through injury since picking up his first Octagon victory in March of last year, Whiteford has been helping to boost the UFC’s media presence around Glasgow already.
Speaking to Fightstore Pro, Whiteford said he was looking to get another win under his belt in April before heading straight into another camp for the event in his home country. “I’m already getting prepared,” he told us, just before heading out to ATT in Florida to start ramping up his training.
Helping to push him through the gruelling weeks on the mat will be new sponsor Tenacity Europe, who are known to American fans as Jaco. In finalising the deal, Whiteford was pleased with their commitment to him as an athlete, though he recognises the timing is also good for both parties.