UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is pulling no punches when it comes to his war of words with middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero. In the latest installment of the pair’s beef, Bisping has posted a video of what he says is Yoel Romero cheating at UFC 205.
This week, UFC President Dana White confirmed that middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero would be Michael Bisping’s next opponent when the champ is fully recovered from surgery. For Romero, the fight is an opportunity to extend his unbeaten UFC streak to 8 as he could potentially pick up the biggest win of his career and capture the UFC middleweight title.
Romero, who has been on a tear of the UFC’s middleweight division since joining the UFC from Strikeforce in 2013, recently defeated former middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205 to earn the #1 contender spot. With that being said the win wasn’t without controversy, as Romero’s corner dumped water on him between rounds in order to force the referee to wipe him down and give him more time to recover.
Bisping took to social media in the video above to rip the #1 contender, using a video of what he says is Yoel Romero cheating.
The champ isn’t the only one who is calling Romero out for his shady tactics, UFC commentator Brian Stann recently called out Romero following his win over Weidman, saying:
“[This guy will do] anything, bending the rules, anything. And in my opinion, it needs to get stopped. I think it’s up to people like me, in the media, who have a voice, to make sure he understands that, ‘hey Yoel, we see you doing it, we see your corner doing it.’ The commissions need to see, and look back on the film, and there may be some people who aren’t allowed to corner you anymore if they’re going to continue these antics. You gotta answer the bell and get off the stool, no matter how tired you are. We’ve seen that trick too many times before. You gotta stop grabbing the fence. Referees, when it’s egregious and could alter the position of a fight, they’re gonna take a point away from this guy. And they gotta do that. They need to do that with this guy, and hold him accountable because in every fight we’re seeing some of this stuff.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/1/2017.