Yoel Romero Is Medically Unfit To Face Paulo Costa On November 3rd
Unfortunately, the fight between two hardest hitters in UFC Middleweight division won’t happen at UFC 230! Yoel Romero told Ariel Helwani that he can’t face Paulo Costa on November 3rd!
Yoel Romero was defeated at the main event of UFC 225 on June 9, 2018, to Robert Whittaker via split decision. After the fight, The Soldier Of God had to go to the surgery. His orbital bone was broken. It can’t heal until November, despite Romero wants to fight. (via MMAMania.com)
“I’m waiting. My manager is telling Dana, ‘Yoel can fight but not right now’ … maybe in four or five months,” he said. “I want to fight on this card, this show. But, I need to wait.”
Yoel Romero had plans to go to Light Heavyweight division and challenge Daniel Cormier. Yet, DC turned the offer down. At the moment, Romero wants to win UFC Middleweight title. Despite all weight cut issues, Romero isn’t giving up. Even at the age of 41, he has inked a new eight-fight contract with the UFC. The Soldier Of God hopes to fight Paulo Costa until the end of this year.
Yoel Romero might recover for UFC 232, which will be held on December 29th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. If it happens, it would be the great New Year’s spectacle between two very strong superstars. Who is your favorite, Costa or Romero?