Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker says he is in best shape ever before his UFC return bout with Yoel Romero

The lack of depth in the women's featherweight division means a win would put the Australian in title contention.

According to MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz, Romero's second and final weight-in attempt clocked in at 185.2 pounds after he initially weighed in at 186 pounds earlier Friday morning.

During yesterday's FS2 weigh-in show for UFC 225, newly retired former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping had some harsh words for originally scheduled title challenger Yoel Romero. However, his second attempt had him at 0.2 pounds overweight. Yes, he is older now, but he's an experienced athlete when it comes to cutting weight.

"It is my humble opinion I did not lose tonight", Romero said. "It was the commission's decision".

Romero initially came in at 186lbs and was given an additional hour to get down to 185lbs for the much-anticipated rematch but he could only get as low as 185.2lbs, meaning he was ineligible to fight for the title.

"I've been preparing for this fight, bro", Whittaker told Romero. "We want to fight for the title".

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- During his time as an active fighter, Michael Bisping was always outspoken.

Yoel Romero, left, and Robert Whittaker pose ahead of their 2017 bout.

Romero also failed to meet the 185-pound requirement in February for an interim middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221.

Given that he was competing for the UFC belt, he had to make "championship weight" of 185lbs or under.

The UFC takes center stage in Chicago on Saturday night at United Center in one of the most stacked cards in recent memory for UFC 225. I don't even know how that's [missing weight] a thing?

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