He Isn’t in a Hurry to Get His Next Fight Signed Until…
The 41-year old “Soldier of God” Romero had surgery on his broken orbital bone less than a month ago. Following his five-round war with the 27-year old UFC 225Robert Whittaker during the UFC 225 on June 10 at the United Center, his second loss to the current champion in less than a year.
Prior to the fight, Romero missed weight for the second straight time. Due to the exhaustive nature of his recent schedule, Romero apparently isn’t in a hurry to get his next fight signed until he fully heals.
UFC 230 is set for November 3rd at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In recent days, the promotion has added important middleweight fights.
A card that already features two massive middleweight bouts in Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman and Jacare Souza vs. David Branch.
Confirmed or Not?
Calm down and stay where you are. Despite the announcement of UFC about this fight on Twitter, Yoel Romero has not agreed to fight Paulo Costa.
NY, ARE YOU READY⁉️
— UFC (@ufc) July 24, 2018
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani has the scoop on why this middleweight clash is not yet actually signed, sealed, and delivered.
“According to multiple sources close to Romero, though, he hasn’t agreed to that fight or any fight at this time. Romero had surgery on his broken orbital bone less than a month ago and, according to sources, he isn’t in a rush to accept his next fight until he fully heals.
Costa has reportedly verbally agreed to the fight. According to multiple sources close to Romero, though, he hasn’t agreed to that fight or any fight at this time.
Neither Romero or his management have signed any contract. It seems to be the surging Brazilian contender “The Eraser” will have to wait to find out if he’ll meet Romero at UFC 230.
Watch Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero’s 2018 highlights below. Video courtesy of MMA Tomorrow on YouTube.
What are your thoughts about Romero vs Costa? Let’s wait for the further announcement, shall we?