The UFC are currently lurching from one disaster to another when it comes to weight cuts and their embarrassments show no signs of abating as yet another big name fighter has failed to make weight.
UFC225, which has a middleweight title bout between Yoel Romera and Robert Whitaker as it's main event, may have to find another match-up as the Cuban has missed weight twice.
The 41-year-old first weighed at 186 pounds, one pound overweight and was given more time to make the cut but upon a second weigh in, the Cuban only managed 185.2 pounds. There is usually one pound's grace for weigh-ins, but because this is a championship fight, both fighters must weigh-in on or under 185 pounds.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 8, 2018
It has yet to be decided whether the fight will go ahead at this point in time with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani revealing that Romero's manager told him that the fighter's extra two hours to weigh in was cut in half by the executice director of the Illinois Commission:
Just spoke to Yoel Romero’s manager Abraham Kawa. He said an hour into the extra 2 hours they had to cut the one pound, the exec. director of the Illinois Commission told Romero to stop the cut and weigh in.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 8, 2018
As of now there has been no confirmation as to whether the fight will go ahead.
Romero did not look in good nick leaving the weigh-ins for the second time, needing assitance as he left the area:
— MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) June 8, 2018
This is not the first time Romero has missed weight for a title fight with the middleweight two pounds over weight for his UFC221 bout against Luke Rockhold back in February. That fight went ahead with Romero KO'ing Rockhold in the third round.