UFC 248: Yoel Romero Outlines Why Run at 205 Isn’t on His Radar
By FCF Staff
Since Yoel Romero had trouble making 185 pounds in 2018, and because the powerful wrestler turns 43 in April, there’s been debate about whether he should move to light-heavyweight. But, as Romero gets set to face middleweight champ Israel Adesanya this Saturday at UFC 248, the Cuban star’s explained why he’s not planning a run at 205.
While speaking to the media recently, the perennial contender had this to say about his weight (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“When I’m training, I go down (in weight), and when I’m training, normally when I have a good training, (I weigh a) maximum 210 (pounds),” Romero said. “It’s not possible. When I’m not training, boom – yeah, heavyweight. But when I’m training – 210, 208, 210, 208. It’s not possible for me. It’s not possible because I’m training good. I have respect for my job. When I’m training, I know what I need to do for good training.
“When you don’t sleep good, and when (you’re not eating healthy), something wrong happens: mistake. … When I have a good training, it’s not possible to go up. The (potential opponents) are so heavy.”
At UFC 248, Romero (13-4) will be competing for the first time since August, when he lost via decision to Paulo Costa.