Robert Whittaker Doesn’t Understand Why Luke Rockhold Still Fought Yoel Romero

Robert Whittaker Doesn’t Understand Why Luke Rockhold Still Fought Yoel Romero

Flashback to UFC 221 and it’s hard to forget the weigh-in drama that kept most of us up late into the night trying to…

“Why would you [take that fight]? I don’t understand anyone who takes fights when their opponent doesn’t make weight. It’s like, if you rock up at 87 kilos, which is what [Yoel] Romero did – It was like 86 kilos or something like that – then why don’t I rock up at 95? What’s the difference? We’re both not making weight, we’re both not professional enough to do it, you know? And the weight cut is directly influential to the fight itself. I think not making weight is the most unprofessional thing you can do. It’s as bad as just not showing up for the fight itself. So, if you don’t make weight, I’m not fighting you. I’ll give the shot to someone else who can make the weight, who can do their freaking job.”

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