UFC middleweight contender and Cuban born fighter Yoel Romero is ready to compete, and he has a target.
Robert Whittaker defeated Romero for the interim UFC middleweight championship at UFC 213. Currently, Michael Bisping holds the title, and he will be facing the former champ Georges St. Pierre, who is making his comeback to the octagon in November.
Romero, who lives in Miami, spoke to Rodolfo Roman of The Roman Show at the recent Combate Americas event in Miami.
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Whittaker injured his knee in their fight at UFC 213 on July 8.
“Bisping needs to fight because he hasn’t defended the title in a year. If not, they should take it away from him,” he said. “The only guy available to compete for the title, in case Robert Whittaker isn’t’ available, is me.”
Romero said he was puzzled by the judge’s decision at UFC 213.
“I was confused with the judges’ decision,” he said. “The judges based their decision on the last minute, and that was the result.”
However, Romero said he has set his sights on an opponent in the not too distant future.
“We are going to see, but I think it could be Anderson Silva in the next three months,” he said.
Needless to say, he doesn’t consider the beef between him and Bisping to have been squashed.
“This is a personal warfare,” he said. “It won’t stop.”
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Rodolfo Roman is a freelance writer and TV producer and reporter.
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