Yoel Romero misses weight on second attempt, hits 185.2

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/8/2018.

Earlier this morning, Yoel Romero missed weight for his UFC 225 middleweight title fight with divisional champ Robert Whittaker, tipping the scales one pound above the 185-pound limit for middleweight title fights. He was then given two additional hours to weigh in.

Almost two hours later, Romero took to the scale for a second time, and unfortunately, he once again missed, tipping the scales at 185.2 pounds — just 0.2 above the mark. He will not be given another chance to weigh in, per the rules of the commission in Illinois.

As MMAjunkie’s Mike Bohn points out, Romero is now the first fighter in UFC history to miss weight for multiple title fights.

As of now, it is not known whether Romero’s fight with Whittaker will go ahead. It’s worth noting that Whittaker has previously stated he will not take the fight if Romero misses weight.

If Whittaker does accept the fight, Romero will not be eligible for the middleweight championship. He is also likely to surrender a significant portion of his purse to Whittaker.

Stay tuned for further updates on this upsetting Yoel Romero situation as they emerge.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/8/2018.