Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

  • Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

Romero also failed to meet the 185-pound requirement in February for an interim middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221.

Yoel Romero failed to make weight Friday for his middleweight title fight against Robert Whittaker at UFC 225.

Earlier in the week, Whittaker was asked whether he would take the fight if Romero missed weight again.

"This fight, as far as I'm concerned, I have 25 minutes to try to finish him - and I'm going to use every single second of those minutes to try to achieve that". Or they get super furious that I said that I can't watch but eight seconds of wrestling. The bout will go ahead as a nontitle fight.

Romero, who won silver in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, shouldn't be having these troubles.

The 41-year-old Cuban's recent struggles come on the heels of an eight-fight win streak that began with an impressive opening-round KO of Clifford Starks in his promotional debut at UFC on Fox 7 in January 2013. I didn't want to wrestle for like 5 years and the trial is behind me.

On Saturday night from the United Center, one of two things will happen.

"There wouldn't be a fight", Whittaker said. 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.

Allow Romero a third chance at UFC gold? However, his second attempt had him at 0.2 pounds overweight.

With UFC president Dana White taking a tough-love approach as of late, it could be to the back of the list for Romero no matter what.