“Yoel is growing and getting better, but he’s running short on time to get as good as he needs to be to beat me and Weidman. Obviously, he’s a dangerous guy, and as freak of an athlete as he is — I don’t even think I can match his athleticism — but I’m a smarter, more technical athlete, and that’s what it comes down to. He’s one of the best wrestlers I’ve ever seen in my life, but there’s a big difference in wrestling and grappling. People say he’s one of the best grapplers… they need to check themselves when they analyze fighters.”
Upcoming UFC middleweight title challenger Luke Rockhold talked to BloodyElbow about Yoel Romero, following his win over lyoto Machida, and says that, yes, Romero is one of the best wrestlers and athletes in the cage, but people should check themselves when calling him the best grappler.
Do you think Romero has what it takes to beat guys like Rockhold and Chris Weidman?
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