Yoel Romero did his best to make weight for his middleweight title fight with UFC champion Robert Whittaker tomorrow night (Sat., June 9, 2018) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside United Center in Chicago, Ill., but ultimately came up .2 pounds short.
Luckily, the bout will still go on as planned, but “Soldier of God” will be ineligible to win the 185-pound title should he get past Whittaker in the rematch.
This should sound familiar. Romero missed championship weight for his last Octagon appearance against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. That was for the interim middleweight title, but after coming in nearly three pounds overweight Romero was prohibited from claiming gold. He ended up defeating Rockhold via third-round knockout.
As a result of his UFC 225 weigh-in failure, Romero becomes the first fighter in UFC history to miss weight in back-to-back title fights. It’s something that stands out even among his best Octagon accomplishments, and a black eye on his promotional resume that former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was so happy to point out.
“Who does this guy think he is?” Bisping said during the UFC 225 weigh-in show on FOX Sports 2. “He thinks the
Article source: https://www.mmamania.com/2018/6/8/17443694/michael-bisping-blasts-yoel-romero-for-bad-ufc-225-weigh-cut-who-does-this-guy-think-he-is
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