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Robert Whittaker left punches Yoel Romero in their interim UFC middleweight championship bout Las Vegas last July
10 June, 2018, 06:26
Whittaker was named the official middleweight champion after Canadian fighter Georges St-Pierre vacated the title after his win over English fighter Michael Bisping in November past year at UFC 217.
The 41-year-old's opponent, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, hit 185 pounds earlier during the weigh-ins.
Romero missed weight by 0.2lbs overnight - his second straight failed weight cut - removing the title from the equation.
At the time of writing, the terms of the contest are not clear but UFC President Dana White confirmed that the fight will take place while it remains to be seen whether a title will be on the line, whether it will be the main event or how many rounds it will be.
Because of failing to make weight, Romero will not be eligible to win the title.
"It's very hard. We come here to fight for the title", Romero said.
No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight.
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The Cuban fighter was approached by Whittaker yesterday, with the Kiwi born fighter telling his rival not to worry and that their MMA bout will still go ahead at UFC 225.
Despite missing weight, Romero was able to score a knockout win over Rockhold. "I'm refueling and getting ready for a fight".
Fighting out of Australia, Whittaker claims to represent both New Zealand and Australia. As you know, life isn't about winning and losing.
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