While Romero plans on becoming champion at middleweight one day, another weight class he is looking to rule over is light heavyweight.
“Yeah, of course [I want to stay at middleweight]. Me, my coaches and my team, we are only thinking about winning the belt at 185. I don’t know what’s going on now, about fighting in the other division but [I’m] only thinking about 185,” Romero said on The Body Lock (via Lewis Mckeever of Bloody Elbow). “I said I will take the belt [at middleweight] and then we can make a business deal with the UFC and go to another division and take another belt.”
If Romero were to accomplish that goal, it would make him just a handful of fighters to hold two titles in two different weight classes.
UFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale takes place on Saturday, April 27 from the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, which is going to be airing live on ESPN.