Brian Stann takes issue with Yoel Romero's 'in-cage antics'
UFC middleweight, Yoel Romero, is coming off of the biggest win of his MMA career, as he knocked out former 185-pound champion Chris Weidman, in the third round of their contest at Madison Square Garden this past Saturday (November 12, 2016) with a vicious flying knee.
Romero’s recent wins inside the Octagon have not come without controversy, however, as the Cuban has been the purveyor of questionable antics inside the Octagon.
Retired middleweight and fight analyst Brian Stann, took issue with Romero’s antics, as he took to his radio show ‘Toe-2-Toe with Brian Stann’ on Sirius XM Rush 93 (courtesy of LowKickMMA) to express his displeasure with Romero:
“You can’t talk about Romero without addressing some of his in-cage antics. Grabbing the fence, his coaches dumping water all over him — this guy will do anything to win a fight. And when I say anything I mean anything, bending the rules inside of the rules, he’ll do anything. And in my opinion it needs to get stopped, and it’s up to people like me and the media who have a voice to make sure he understands that, ‘Hey, Yoel, we see you doing it, we see your corner doing it, and the commissions need to look through and see back on the film.”
Regardless of the controversy surrounding Romero’s recent wins, the fact remains that the former Olympian is now sitting atop the UFC middleweight rankings, and is most likely next in line for the shot at champion Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping’s 185-pound title.
Romero and the champ exchanged words after his win over Weidman, where Bisping gave him the old one finger salute. If a match with Bisping is what is next for Romero’s MMA career, it will be the first title opportunity in his combat sports career.
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