YOEL Romero will no longer be fighting for the UFC interim middleweight title after failing to make the weight limit ahead of UFC 221 at Perth Arena.
Tensions threatened to boil over at today’s weigh-ins after the hulking Cuban missed weight by a considerable margin.
His opponent Luke Rockhold remonstrated with him during their face-off, prompting Romero to grab him by the arm.
A UFC official stepped in and forced the two headliners apart.
A clearly agitated Rockhold (16-3) used his time on the microphone to tell the crowd he was a professional in every sense of the world…