White advised Aliskerov to return to the gym

UFC CEO Dana White commented on Ikram Aliskerov's early loss to Robert Whittaker.

"I always say we build businesses around opportunities. Ikram jumped at the chance, but he didn't succeed. I wasn't surprised that Aliskerov was knocked out so quickly. That's not to say that Aliskerov doesn't have the talent to be a top fighter. He's never fought in such a high-profile fight before. He just doesn't have the experience yet. I think he felt it himself. Now the defeat is behind him. Let him return to the gym, he has something to work on," - said White at a press conference.

Recall, Whittaker finished Aliskerov already in the first round.