Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205 in New York, former Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero will take on former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a highly anticipated middleweight bout. In advance of this pivotal showdown, the Cuban contender joined Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire where he discussed a number of different topics including which champions he thought would retain their respective titles tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden.
“I believe that Conor McGregor will become the first fighter to carry two belts simultaneously in UFC history. I do believe that Tyron Woodley is going to successfully defend his title against Stephen Thompson. I think he will win this one for sure. As for Joanna. I believe she will continue to dominate that weight class for a long time to come.”
As for his own UFC 205 fight with Chris Weidman, Romero had the following to say when Taylor asked him for a prediction.
“I am going with the plan that God has in place,” Romero said. “All I know is that God has a plan that is in place for what is going to happen on Saturday night. But, I told God if you want me to go to New York, then it is you that has to go before me. Because you’re not going to embarrass your son. Because you are going to have your son be victorious. That’s why I am here. Because I know that God will give me this victory. I don’t know what area is the one that is going to make it happen. Whether it is jiu-jitsu, wrestling, kickboxing, Muay Thai, I don’t know. The only thing I do know is that victory will be mine, because God is on my side.”
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