Yoel Romero Misses Weight (Again), But UFC 225 Main Event Still On

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

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

After Yoel Romero missed weight for the second consecutive time in a title fight, Bisping sounded off.

Robert Whittaker will have to wait to defend his middleweight title after his bout against Yoel Romero was axed to a non-title fight after the challenger failed to make the weight.

UFC officials had told Sporting News that it is unknown whether the bout will still happen.

No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, the UFC's digital streaming network.

"I think suspensions are in order, I really do", Whittaker said, per Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole. "If you don't make weight, there's no fight". "Why would I? I might as well fight someone heavier than me".

He ascended to the undisputed middleweight championship after claiming the interim belt with a five-round unanimous decision victory over Romero as a minus-125 chalk at UFC 213 that extended his win streak to eight fights going into Saturday night's matchup at the United Center in Chicago.

Bisping continued, saying he believes the Illinois Athletic Commission should have given Romero more time to get down to 185, adding "Forgive me for being crude, but you can go to the bathroom and get rid of that (0.2 pounds) pretty quick".

However, Whittaker posted to Twitter following the weigh-in, with his message all but confirming his intention to fight Romero.

"It's very hard. We come here to fight for the title", Romero said. The former Olympic silver medalist missed weight by over two pounds earlier this year ahead of a planned encounter with Luke Rockhold for the interim belt.

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