This might have finally been settled in the Octagon if Yoel Romero had managed a victory at UFC 213. However, after falling to Robert Whittaker in a interim title bout, he’s on the outside looking in.
The long-standing feud between he and middleweight champion Michael Bisping doesn’t appear to be slowing down, despite the fact they might not actually fight.
Bisping was sitting ringside at UFC 213 and apparently ripped a Cuban flag in half.
Despite the loss, Romero didn’t take kindly to the clearly pre coordinated gesture on Bisping’s part. In response, Romero posted a video of himself burning a photo of Bisping holding the Union Jack flag.
Romero lights a cigar with the flames from the burning photo to top it all off.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) July 10, 2017
Apparently, he wasn’t pleased with that response. He took it a step further with his next video.
As badly as Romero wants to fight Bisping, it might never happen now that he isn’t in line to fight him in the title unification bout. Bisping has stated that he will retire once the belt is taken from him by a loss.
If Whitaker beats him in the title fight, and Bisping holds to his word, this will all amount to nothing.
But if Bisping wins, and Romero is able to notch a victory against another quality opponent, he should get the next shot at Bisping and the title. Otherwise, they’ll have to organize this fight on their own time.