Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

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.

Even as the ceremonial weigh-ins got started late on Friday evening, nobody was quite sure of the status of the fight but, after the final face-off, it was confirmed that both Whittaker and Romero would share the Octagon on Saturday night.

Romero originally weighed in at 186 pounds and had two hours to cut to make championship weight.

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Whittaker said: "I have a great team and a great staff. I'm refueling and getting ready for a fight".

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As a former Olympic wrestler, Romero shouldn't be having trouble making weight.

Romero was granted two hours to see if he could lose that last pound but did not show up until 10 minutes before the cut-off point.

Whittaker, who claimed a unanimous decision over Romero last July, was asked earlier this week about the recent spate of missed weights among his UFC peers. As you know, life isn't about winning and losing.

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