Michael Bisping Rips Yoel Romero For Missing Weight

09 June, 2018, 20:40 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • Robert Whittaker left punches Yoel Romero in their interim UFC middleweight championship bout Las Vegas last July

The biggest story heading into the UFC 225 middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero was whether the latter would be able to make the championship weight of 185 pounds.

The event can remain a PPV, however, as UFC interim welterweight title contenders Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington both made championship weight for their bout.

Romero weighed in at 186 pounds on his first attempt and was granted an extra two hours to lose the one pound he needed to qualify for Saturday's middleweight title fight.

But Whittaker has agreed to save the main event and face him in a non-title bout.

UFC 225 takes place at United Center in Chicago.

"It's very hard. We come here to fight for the title", Romero said.

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"The last fight with him, 25 minutes I was trying to finish him", Whittaker said.

Looking significantly worst-for-wear, "The Soldier of God" once again stripped down and weighed in behind a towel.

Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting is reporting that Whittaker is still up for the contest, while Romero's team still has yet to make a decision.

While Whittaker admits it's a "pain in the arse" to face the same man in consecutive fights, he is not one to pick and choose his opponents.

Chief among the issues was Saturday's UFC 225 main event. "Why would I? I might as well fight someone heavier than me. Making weight sucks. But you can't miss weight twice on two title fights and still think you're running the show".

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