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Robert Whittaker’s career has been put on hold after the reigning UFC middleweight champion was forced into emergency surgery for an abdominal hernia.

6 Degrees Management, Whittaker’s team, revealed that he underwent duel surgery for “a twisted and collapsed bowel in addition to an internal hernia of the intestine.”

Whittaker is expected to make a full recovery, but he will remain in the hospital for several days.