UFC middleweight and number one contender Yoel Romero hopes to face Michael Bisping for the UFC Middleweight title in May.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, Yoel Romero said through a translator that they are currently waiting for Bisping to recover from his leg surgery and are hoping to get on the PPV card in Dallas on May 13 to fight Michael Bisping for the title.
Romero became the number one contender for the UFC middleweight belt after beating former middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205 by a flying knee that knocked the former champ out in the third round. Since then, Yoel has been calling out Bisping via Twitter.
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@bisping I hope you have a good surgery and a speedy recovery. I see you in May boi #ynuevo
“You should be ashamed of yourself when you have done something incorrect, something bad. Believe me I sleep very easy,” he said. “That is the only card he has, that’s the only argument he can pull, the only ace up his sleeve.”
Romero has recently received his passport but said he will not return to Cuba until he wins the belt. For his part, Bisping has said he is looking to return from his recent surgery at the end of April or in May.