Yoel Romero Wants An Interim Middleweight Title Fight


Yoel Romero was expected to fight UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping later this year.

However, former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is fighting Bisping for the gold and Romero is left in the cold.

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To rectify the situation, the Cuban fighter would like to fight for an interim middleweight title.

“I don’t think it would be a bad idea, and I think would be something good for the fans and myself to ask for an interim title fight with Anderson Silva,” Romero explained on The MMA Hour. “I think it would take away and clear any cobwebs that may still be around and allow me to start a legacy. If you look the top-5 rankings, everyone is busy and the only ones that are not booked are Anderson and I. He already beat everyone, and if you look at the list he’s the only big star that’s in title contention and that I haven’t fought.”

Romero hasn’t competed since defeating former middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205, and won't be fighting Anderson Silva -- he signed on to face Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212.

No matter what the future holds for Romero, the decision to have GSP fight for the title will bother him.

“To be honest, I’m very bothered with the decision that was made, but I’m still focused and I hope that Dana [White] makes things right like he’s always done,” Romero said. “With me, nothing has been spoken, we haven’t reached an agreement, and I’m just waiting for them to speak with my manager.”

A date for the bout between Bisping and GSP has yet to be set.

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