UFC 225: Australia's Robert Whittaker primed for Yoel Romero fight

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

The main event of UFC 225 was plunged into jeopardy on Friday afternoon when Romero missed weight for his latest shot at middleweight gold.

It's the second consecutive bout for which Romero (13-2) has missed weight.

The big story thus far this week was the fact that Romero missed weight on Friday (June 8, 2018) for his rematch against UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the main event of the upcoming UFC 225 pay-per-view event.

Romero earned a third-round KO victory as a plus-150 underdog, but was deemed ineligible to claim the belt after failing to make weight. Or they get super furious that I said that I can't watch but eight seconds of wrestling.

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The 27-year-old's lengthy 11-month absence from the octagon resulted from a knee injury that sidelined him for the second half of 2017, and a subsequent staph infection that proved serious enough to force him to withdraw from a scheduled title clash with former champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. The bout went ahead, with only Rockhold eligible for the title.

Romero, who won silver in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, shouldn't be having these troubles. He fought on the national wrestling scene for years before transitioning into MMA.

Whittaker said his family helped him get through the rough 11 months. Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting is reporting that Whittaker is still up for the contest, while Romero's team still has yet to make a decision. Or really punish him for missing weight by pushing him down the line of contenders.

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