Israel Adesanya fires back at Yoel Romero, compares him to Groot

Israel Adesanya, Yoel Romero, Groot

Last week, UFC interim middleweight champ Israel Adesanya took a shot at Yoel Romero on Twitter, questioning the Cuban wrestler’s accomplishments and criticizing him for his previous weight cutting issues.

https://twitter.com/stylebender/status/1123985854253416449

“…and tha fuck what. Y’ll act like Romero is the champ, never makes weight, never won a UFC belt. Them: “yOu foUGht aN OLd sIlVa!!” Me: Anderson is 44, Yoel is 42…” – Israel Adesanya on Twitter

This comment from Adesanya eventually got a response from Romero — though it’s a response we’ve heard several times before from the former title challenger.

“I see you soon boi #iluhju #peopleschamp” – Yoel Romero on Twitter.

Adesanya responded to this comment from Romero on Sunday, comparing the top middleweight contender to the Guardians of the Galaxy character Groot, who only ever speaks the words “I am Groot.”

https://twitter.com/stylebender/status/1124973568335302656

“…all this ni**a can say is ‘I am Groot!’ #iluhjutoo,” – Israel Adesanya on Twitter.

Romero was quick to respond to this quip, this time using a few more words.

Adesanya last fought in the co-main event of UFC 236, when he defeated Kelvin Gastelum by decision in a 2019 Fight of the Year contender. The victory earned him the interim middleweight title.

Romero, meanwhile, has not fought since June of 2018, when he gave up a razor close decision to reigning UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.

Do you think we’ll see these two middleweight stars settle their differences in the cage in the future?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 5/6/2019.