For the first time in UFC history, a fighter has missed weight for back-to-back championship fights.
Middleweight contender Yoel Romero missed weight by .2 pounds Friday at UFC 225’s official weigh-ins, tipping the scales at 185.2 pounds for his scheduled title challenge against Robert Whittaker. The botched cut came just four months after Romero similarly missed weight for an interim title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221, and just days after UFC president Dana White announced intentions to abandon the promotion’s morning weigh-ins in favor of the old — and largely unpopular — system of late-afternoon weigh-ins.
The fate of Whittaker vs. Romero 2 is still up in the air. In the meantime, check out reaction to Romero’s second consecutive weigh-in miss below.
Ha— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) June 8, 2018
And let the missing weight memes start in . 5-4-3-2-1 .... #UFC225— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 8, 2018
Jesus ♂️ 0.2 over— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) June 8, 2018
Caramba 80 gramas acima ♂️ https://t.co/VsgrqS6c3O
Lack of preparation even if he has history ! What a shame !! Underestimating the cutting is dumbass !! https://t.co/H6o5RenAh6— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) June 8, 2018
People are saying Whittaker shouldn’t take this fight? After seeing Romero carried of the scales he should be licking his chops! #ufc225 weigh— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) June 8, 2018
After cutting weight this morning i feel for Romero i do, when the scales wont budge its soul destroying. Ive done bad weight cuts before. But if you know about the fight months, or even think your a lb or 2 over starting your cut. Then start it 2 hours earlier ffs.— Paul Redmond (@RedserMma) June 8, 2018
♂️ Show up on time, on weight, or move up. This is getting embarrassing for us all. Be professional. #UFC225— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) June 8, 2018
I would but, 40% off his purse and tomorrow nothing more than 200 pounds fight weight https://t.co/Sy0HdTlSjb— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) June 8, 2018
I weigh 185 and live down the street— Belal muhammad (@bullyb170) June 8, 2018
That’s what I’m afraid of too— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) June 8, 2018
I got time to kill! Put me in coach!! #OnAmission4Gold— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) June 8, 2018
Welcome to another episode of, we can’t have s**t nice in MMA!!! #UFC225— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 8, 2018
Good luck to Whittaker true champ.— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) June 8, 2018