Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

He also missed weight for his interim middleweight title fight against former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold that served as the main event of the UFC 221 pay-per-view event at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

Romero was the last fighter to weigh-in Friday, and originally came in one pound over the championship fight limit of 185 pounds.

The UFC did not announce whether the fight would continue, but the two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later on Friday.

Whittaker (19-4) became the interim champion just under a year ago with his gruelling unanimous decision victory over Romero (13-2).

So, for the second consecutive fight, Romero will be in a planned championship bout without the opportunity to claim the title. Romero won that bout via a knockout, and although he wasn't awarded a belt, he immediately was given a title shot despite his weight cutting issues.

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"I missed weight but the situation is very complicated", Romero said.

Whittaker will handle Romero, dealing him a second loss in the series and allowing him to move on to the next challenge.

Now recovered from a staph infection and a nasty case of chickenpox, Whittaker is ready to get back in the Octagon with the "Soldier of God". However, his second attempt had him at 0.2 pounds overweight.

The fight will still take place, and Whittaker will retain his title if he wins. "Why would I? I might as well fight someone heavier than me".

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