Yoel Romero parts ways with the UFC, reaction to this, and much more craziness on Saturday's social media roundup.
Yoel Romero leaves the UFC
Veteran UFC middleweight Yoel Romero has parted ways with the company. Romero's departure comes despite the fact he still had three fights left on his current contract. There has been plenty of reaction to the news on social media.
Fellow middleweight contender Darren Till has said many times that he will fight anyone in the UFC apart from Yoel Romero. It seems now that Romero is officially out of the UFC, Till finally isn't petrified of the match up.
Till seems to be more than happy to fight Romero now that the fight is virtually impossible to make. Other members of the MMA community also shared their thoughts on Romero's departure.
Yoel vs Tyson https://t.co/aaSMWfjVfu— Funky (@Benaskren) December 5, 2020
No forget Jesus !— Baldy Ed (@brianboom135) December 5, 2020
Soldier of God, we salute you. Thank you for the excellence and all the memories. ----@YoelRomeroMMA --— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) December 5, 2020
Now that Romero is a free agent, there will be plenty of promotions who will be after his signature. Fans on Twitter are poking fun at the possibility of Bellator picking up Romero, considering the promotion's past history of signing fighters over the 40 mark.
Dana: I don't do the old guy stuff. pic.twitter.com/nZUMEyynrx— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) December 5, 2020
*Yoel Romero becomes a free agent*— MMA On Point (@OnPointMMA) December 5, 2020
*UFC cuts Yoel Romero*— MacMally-- (@MacMallyMMA) December 5, 2020
Bellator, PFL, Rizin and ONE: pic.twitter.com/5ZhexFM81e
Yoel Romero is about to be a 3 weight division champion in Bellator for the next 16 years— Super Fan---- (@McGregorRousey) December 5, 2020
In honor of Romero's explosive UFC tenure, relive some of his best finishes below.
Daniel Cormier airs Belal Muhammad
Belal Muhammad has called out Daniel Cormier for constantly ignoring his requests to come on his show.
Daniel Cormier was seemingly shocked as he has never seen the messages (he says...).
When did you send these?— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 4, 2020
Maybe now that Cormier has been called out for ignoring Muhammad's messages he might go on his show!
"What an exquisite piece" of art
Mike Perry shares a peculiar piece of Thanksgiving artwork.
What an exquisite piece pic.twitter.com/1iPFlOPfqw— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) December 3, 2020
Claressa Shields joins the Jackson Wink MMA
Claressa Shields, multiple time women's boxing world champion and Olympic gold medalist, put pen to paper on a deal with fast-rising MMA promotion PFL. It seems now that she is officially a mixed martial artist with one of the premier MMA gyms in the game, Jackson Wink MMA.
-- hard day training today. Back at it to learn more tomorrow https://t.co/cWr0sll5ox— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) December 5, 2020
New teammate and former UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones reacted to the Olympian choosing to train with his team.
OK this is pretty exciting -- pic.twitter.com/wKX227LstJ— BONY (@JonnyBones) December 5, 2020
LFA fighter Mo Miller slammed his opponent unconscious at LFA 96.
Mike Perry calls out Khamzat Chimaev
Mike Perry wants Khamzat Chimaev in the Octagon. Chimaev was scheduled to fight Leon Edwards at UFC Vegas 17, but Edwards tested positive for COVID-19.
Did kumquat @KChimaev find an opp ?— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) December 3, 2020
Is that a broken hand?
Have you ever noticed Joe Rogan's habit of speculating broken hands in fights? This meme-maker sure does.