Yoel Romero is taking on former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205, but a victory for the fighter may put him in line for a shot at current middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
Bisping, in recent interviews, has stated that he would not defend his belt against a man who was popped by USADA for a failed drug test -- which Romero did, but was later cleared of any wrongdoing by USADA.
“First of all, I haven’t heard what the champion said,” Romero said to MMA Junkie. “I don’t have time for that. I only have time to focus for one sole purpose. But the champion is neither the president nor the owner of the UFC.”
Romero, with a potential title shot out of his mind for the moment, thanks God for the opportunity to compete as such a historic event.
“Who am I to say what God has pre-planned, but God also knows what I want in my heart. But it’s always amazing to be in the center of the world and making history,” he said.
UFC 205 takes place tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Eddie Alvarez and Chris Weidman headlining.