UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will have some time on the sidelines following his UFC 225 win over Yoel Romero.

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Whittaker, who scored a split decision in the main event from the United Center in Chicago, mentioned a likely broken hand during his post-fight interview. And his team confirmed the injury with a post on Instagram.

@robwhittakermma Fought 4 1/2 Rounds with a broken thumb for his Family and country.

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The post also adds that Whittaker “fought 4 1/2 Rounds with a broken thumg for his Family and country.”