Rob Whittaker's UFC middleweight title fight abandoned over 90 grams

Lynette Rowe
June 10, 2018

In what was supposed to be his first title defence, Australia's first UFC champion will face the man he fought and beat in his last outing.

The 41-year-old's opponent, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, hit 185 pounds earlier during the weigh-ins.

Whittaker's middleweight title is no longer on the line today after Romero failed to make weight twice yesterday.

Or Romero will derail the New Zealand fighter and force the UFC to make a decision.

Initially, Romero came in at 186 pounds.

No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight.

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Whittaker said: "I have a great team and a great staff".

Now fully healthy, Whittaker will be aiming to lift his professional MMA record to 20-4 with a second straight victory over Romero, the No. 1 contender in the UFC middleweight division. "Why would I? I might as well fight someone heavier than me".

"Walking away at this point you know I have a job to do and I have been doing it professionally so far and I'm just worrying about me". "I call it like I see it, a racist is a racist".

The UFC 225 headliner is one of a record three bouts featuring Australians on the pay-per-view main card.

Holly Holm (-210) is favored against UFC debutante Megan Anderson (+180) in what amounts to a women's featherweight title eliminator.

The generation gap is hard to ignore in the heavyweight matchup between Tai Tuivasa (-250) and Andrei Arlovski (+210).

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