One UFC star is not very happy with Luke Rockhold.
Former UFC middleweight title contender Yoel Romero has a big problem on his hands, and that is trying to find someone to fight him in the Octagon.
He is coming off a loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 213 in an interim Middleweight title fight, and now he’s ready to compete once again.
He was looking to return to action in a bout against former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.
Romero is claiming that the former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight champion was simply looking for the easiest fight available.
“I don’t understand why he said no. I don’t understand. Maybe he had a strategy in the mind. He say, ‘No I wont fight Yoel, I will fight somebody easy.’ Respect to David Branch, but that’s the way he thinks, you know?
That’s Luke’s mentality, ‘I want a more easy fight, win and Yoel Romero lose his last fight.’” said the tank of a middleweight on a recent edition of The MMA Hour.
According to Romero, Rockhold needed to face him first with the winner getting dibs on the next title shot.
“For my opinion, he needed a fight with me and the winner fight with Robert. The problem is UFC has a show in Australia and this guy is the champion right now in my division.
So he needed somebody and UFC gave it to Luke Rockhold because he win his last fight,” added Romero, who says he is now waiting for someone to just agree to step into the cage with him.
“I am waiting for UFC for a fight. I want to main event Feb. 24 in Orlando. I am waiting for the fight for Luke Rockhold, but I know now he has a fight with Robert. Now I am waiting for somebody.
But nobody say ‘Yes, I want to fight Yoel.’ So give me somebody, maybe Michael Bisping,” he said with a laugh, while confirming Kelvin Gastelum also turned down a fight against him.