UFC middleweight contender and Cuban born fighter Yoel Romero is ready to compete and has his target.
Robert Whittaker defeated Romero for the interim UFC middleweight championship at UFC 213. Currently, Michael Bisping’s holds the title but will be facing the former champion Geroges St. Pierre, who is making his comeback to the octagon, in November.
Romero spoke to The Roman Show at the recent Combate Americas event in Miami.
Whittaker injured his knee in the fight. But in case anything were to happen, Romero said he’d be more than willing to step in.
“Bisping needs to fight because he hasn’t defended the title in a year if not they should take it away from him,” he said. “The only guy available to compete for the title in case Robert Whittaker isn’t’ available, is me.”
Watch the interview below.
Romero said he was puzzled by the judge’s decision at UFC 213.
“I was confused with the judges decision,” he said. “The judges based their decision on the last minute and that was the result.”
However, Romero said he has his sight on a future opponent in the not too far distant.
“We are going to see but I think it could be Anderson Silva in the next three months,” he said.
Needless to say, he doesn’t consider the beef between him and Bisping to have been squashed.
“This is a personal warfare,” he said. “It won’t stop.”