Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II is going ahead after all

Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II is going ahead after all

Robert Whittaker solidified his status as the best middleweight in the world Saturday when he defeated Yoel Romero in in the UFC 225 headliner. The bout will take place over five rounds, but Whittaker's title will not be on the line. Am I gonna get furious at you because you can't sit through a bad television show? From the casual observer drawn in by the big name to the purist attracted to great tactical fights to the action-seeker wanting fireworks from the opening bell, the UFC has its fan base covered. Romero, who missed weight on Friday by.2 lbs., will not be eligible to win the title. Between the swelling and his lack of conditioning, Romero fought with more urgency in the third round and cut loose a right hand that sent the champion careening to the canvas.

Romero was the only fighter on the card to miss weight, his second fight in a row as he also missed weight prior to the interim title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Whittaker's title defense against Romero at UFC 225.

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Whittaker started the final round well, but Romero again floored him and dominated the last three minutes of the fight, finally enjoying some success with his ground game and scoring some takedowns. And no fighter has ever missed weight for two title fights. "If you don't make weight, there's no fight". Romero landed a couple harsh knees from behind, but Whittaker stalled Romero's progress and the referee separated them with about 25 seconds left in the fight. "We want to fight for the title". "I'm refueling and getting ready for a fight". It is long past time for the powers that be to come to their senses on this issue. Then again, he has constantly teetered in that narrow gray area between outright cheating and slightly questionable behavior.

Later, though, despite Romero missing weight on his second attempt, UFC boss Dana White confirmed that the main event will go ahead. In response, Romero threw cold water on the idea.

And until he figures that part of the equation out, he shouldn't be anywhere near championship fights and the championship fighters who serve as shining examples of what a true professional athlete looks like.

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