UFC News: Yoel Romero calls out champ Michael Bisping for refusing to fight him
UFC Middleweight and Cuban powerhouse Yoel Romero is chasing his dream of one day becoming a UFC champion, but the road to that is currently being blocked off with his fight against former champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205.
With a potential win over Weidman, Romero believes he should be next in line for a shot at current division king Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping. However, Bisping recently told Sirius XM Rush that if Romero does indeed emerge victorious, that he won’t give him a title opportunity.
When asked his thoughts on Bisping’s recent comments, Romero had this to say:
"Brother, what do I have to possibly think about what Bisping says?" Romero said (courtesy of MMA Fighting). "He has his own way of thinking and nobody is here to question other's peoples thinking or desires.
That's what he desires, that's what he wants, but now, is Michael Bisping the owner or the big boss of the UFC? He can wish and want things, but another thing is that I win, and the UFC sees that I'm truly the one that should be fighting for the title, he's not going to be able to fight against that.
So I don't worry about, I don't lose sleep or appetite over what Michael Bisping thinks or says. I'm going to do my job in New York, and we'll see what happens."
Romero is coming off of a split decision win over Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at UFC 194 this past December, marking his seventh straight win in his MMA career. Weidman is coming off of a devastating fourth round TKO loss to Luke Rockhold on the same card, in which he suffered the first loss of his professional fighting career and dropped his 185-pound title in the process.
Now Weidman and Romero will meet on the main card of UFC 205 live on pay-per-view (PPV), from the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City on November 12, 2016.
With a win for either man in the contest, it is tough to deny them the next shot at the UFC title.