Yoel Romero continued to to troll UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
The bad blood between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and current number one contender Yoel Romero has dominated headlines due to both sides slinging trash talk every week.
On Wednesday, Romero amped up the feud by setting up a GoFundMe page to help pay for Bisping’s medical expenses he’ll need following their fight.
“This is Mike, he will be needing money to survive after me and him meet in the octagon approximately May of 2017,” Romero’s page states. “He is happy in this picture after defending his title against another fighter and the devastation he went through has caused him to have surgery on his knee where all the visible damage was on his face. This surgery has prevented him from competing in a timely manner. After his fight with me, I am convinced he will need this money to rebuild his life, he has a family and I am deeply concerned for him. Please help any way that you can as all funds will be used for medical expenses and his retirement party. Thank you for your time and #ynuevo.”
The GoFundMe page.
Bisping (30-7) most recently defended his 185-pound title with a hard-fought decision win over former rival Dan Henderson at UFC 204 in October. Immediately following his victory, the UFC essentially put together a four-man tournament between middleweight contenders Weidman, Romero, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Luke Rockhold. While Romero and Weidman were paired up for UFC 205, Souza vs. Rockhold was booked for UFC Fight Night 101.
However, after an injury forced Rockhold out of his fight against Souza, forcing the UFC to scrap the fight altogether, the general consensus was the winner of Weidman and Romero’s clash would determine the next contest.
Romero (12-1), an Olympic Silver medalist in freestyle wrestling, previously made headlines for all the wrong reason after failing his post-fight drug test after defeating Souza at UFC 194. As a result, Romero was handed a six-year suspension after it was determined he had taken a tainted supplement.
But after almost a year away from the sport, Romero returned with a vengeance and crumpled Weidman with a devastating flying knee knockout, cementing his place as the rightful number one contender in the 185-pound division.
There is currently no word on when the two men will officially fight.