Four-time UFC title challenger Yoel Romero has reportedly piqued the interest of major Latin American MMA promotion Combate Americas.
Middle Easy reported that the 43-year-old Olympic silver medalist has caught the eye of Combate. There have already been internal talks of a potential super fight between him and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.
Combate released a statement to Middle Easy, saying the following:
“Combate Americas typically signs newer fighters. However, (Combate) would be interested in exploring a potential Superfight between Yoel (Romero) and Tito Ortiz. (Combate) heard Yoel was considering moving up to 205 so, if he is, this is a fight (we) would be interested in looking into.”
It was previously reported that Bellator and PFL were not interested in adding Romero to their roster.
UFC President Dana White recently warned of a roster purge that could see upwards of 60 fighters being cut from the promotion. The release of Romero was followed up by Rachael Ostovich, Mark De La Rosa and Matt Wiman departing the company this week.
Romero (13-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) is currently on the first losing streak of his career, dropping his last three bouts and has come up short in four of his last five tilts.
Fightful has reached out to Combate to confirm the report.