As far as doing the most leg work to help legalize the sport of MMA in New York City, you could say Chris Weidman (13-2) was that guy on the UFC roster. So you could only imagine how it must’ve felt for the former 3-time defending champ when he made that walk out to a 4-song New York friendly mashup, fighting for the very first time in his home state. Unfortunately for Weidman, a man named Yoel Romero (13-1) aka ‘Soldier of God’ would spoil his homecoming in an ultraviolent way.
Just over 20-seconds into the 3rd round of a fight that could very well have been even, Romero crumbled Weidman with a double knee KO that would open him up to the point of worry. During the post-fight press conference, yes, he showed up to the post-fight presser, Weidman (with his left eye completely swollen shut) said that he believes he set the UFC record for stitches.
— Pablo Alsina (@PabloAlsina) November 13, 2016
Following the fight, it became clear that UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (30-7) will be next for Romero. During his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Bisping delivered a double bird special to the new #1 contender from his spot near the FOX Sports desk, gifting the UFC promo team with some amazing footage to add to the inevitable upcoming ‘Bisping vs. Romero’ PPV that will likely take place in early 2017.
So, do you guys believe that Romero earned a title shot with his devastating KO last night at UFC 205? Or do you have someone else in mind? Sound off in the comments section below.
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