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UFC celebrity Robert Whittaker is far more than joyful to get up Paul Gallen’s invitation — so extensive as he is paid out sufficiently.
Whittaker addresses the NRL great’s contact-out on Tuesday’s episode of UFC Fight, declaring he “would love” to get on Gallen but “the quantities have to perform.”
Gallen challenged Whittaker Quickly adhering to his upset earn over Mark Hunt at Bankwest Stadium in December.
“I’m right here mate. I’m joyful to satisfy you in right here, but halt pricing your self out of it,” the former NSW Origin skipper reported.
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Gallen later doubled down immediately after the bout, labelling Whittaker a “condescending pr**k” for possessing laughed about him in an job interview.
It’s comprehended Whittaker’s workforce were immediately after $one.5 million for the fight — which is why Gallen accused the #one ranked UFC middleweight of pricing himself out of it.
Whittaker has responded to Gallen’s phone calls, revealing he’s far more than joyful — and keen — to fight Cronulla’s premiership hero but it will all arrive down to what kind of payday is on give.
“I would like to fight him in 2021,” Whittaker tells Fox Sports’ UFC Fight Week.
“I come across it really funny because he reported ‘stop pricing your self out.’ I am not pricing myself out, I now fight for a living so the quantities have to perform — that’s what I do for a living — I’m not accomplishing it as just some interest.
“So if the quantities are suitable, I’m joyful to get that fight.
“Obviously my head is set on the prospective fight with (Paulo) Costa at the instant but immediately after the fight if our timelines are nicely and the cash is suitable then sure I’m joyful to get it to him.”
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Must Whittaker change sports to deal with Gallen, he’ll have a person of the finest in his corner.
He is trained by revered Australian boxing coach Justin Fitzgerald — the same person who is coaching Eels star Junior Paulo ahead of Friday’s All Stars Footy Fight Night time in Townsville.
Paulo will get on ex-Queensland Origin forward Neville Costigan and in accordance to Whittaker the Parramatta enforcer is in idea-top condition.
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“Let me just say I tagged him up 10-eight simply over twelve rounds,” Whittaker jokes when questioned about Paulo.
“Nah we were just relocating. We’re a portion of the same workforce.
“Justin Fitzgerald is equally our boxing coach and I’ve been about the fitness center, I’ve noticed him perform and I’ve been to couple of his sessions and he is on the lookout absolutely phenomenal.
“Him and Juzzy have set in the perform this camp and I can’t wait around to see him get in there.”
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