In fact, the champ has publicly stated that he hopes Romero loses decisively to his UFC 213 opponent Robert Whittaker.
“WHITTAKER, WE ALL KNOW THIS, HE’S ON AN ABSOLUTE TEAR. I’VE GOT NOTHING AGAINST ROBERT WHITTAKER,” BISPING SAID ON A MAY EPISODE OF HIS PODCAST. “FINE YOUNG MAN, GREAT FIGHTER, FIGHTS HARD, GOT A LOT OF RESPECT FOR HIM. CAN’T SAY THE SAME ABOUT YOEL. YOEL IS CERTAINLY NOT ON MY CHRISTMAS CARD LIST. WE ALL KNOW MY THOUGHTS ON HIM. HE’S A SCUMBAG, HE’S A CHEAT, AND THAT’S THAT. SO IF THEY DO FIGHT I, HOPE WHITTAKER BEATS THE BRAINS OUT OF HIM.”