Yoel Romero has responded to Daniel Cormier's claim that he doesn't deserve to fight for the light heavyweight belt by ridiculing his knockout loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214.
Cormier recently became the first light heavyweight and heavyweight champion. Earlier this week, he appeared on UFC Tonight and claimed that Romero did not deserve to be his next opponent because of his loss against Robert Whittaker at UFC 225.
Here’s the deal. I never wrestled Yoel Romero, but in wrestling, he probably would have served me up. He’s one of the great wrestlers of all-time. But, you don’t fail a class and then get moved up a grade to the next one.
Romero took to Twitter to remind Cormier of his loss against Jones last year.
The last time somebody “failed a grade and moved up a #class “ look like it work good @dc_mma #iseeyousoonboi #iluhju pic.twitter.com/9ALIdFLE3h
— Peoples Champ (@YoelRomeroMMA) July 12, 2018
However, it is unlikely that trading insults will secure Romero the fight as reports continue to suggest Brock Lesnar is next up for Cormier.