Rockhold Scuffles, Gets Physical With Romero, After Yoel Misses Weight For Championship Bout

And this is why we love the real weigh-ins, instead of the new age early morning version.

Fighters hit the scale right there on the spot, make or miss weight, and stare down full of intensity for the world to see.

In the case of today’s UFC 221 weigh-ins, main event fighter Yoel Romero missed weight by three pounds. And though he’ll have two hours to cut the additional pounds, former UFC champion Luke Rockhold didn’t take kindly to the infraction.

Luke got mouthy with his opponent after he learned of his weight, and was then forced to stare down with him. Then that mouthiness turned to physically touching, turned to nearly a full blown scuffle.

The UFC brass did their job to break up the action before things got carried away, but these two are ready to fight.

Check out the replay above!

Here’s the full weigh-in results:

MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Luke Rockhold (185) vs. Yoel Romero (188) – for interim middleweight title
Curtis Blaydes (255.5) vs. Mark Hunt (265)
Cyril Asker (243.5) vs. Tai Tuivasa (263.5)
Li Jingliang (170) vs. Jake Matthews (170.5)
Tyson Pedro (205) vs. Saparbek Safarov (204.5)

Damien Brown (156) vs. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (156)
Israel Adesanya (183) vs. Rob Wilkinson (186)
Jeremy Kennedy (145) vs. Alex Volkanovski (145.5)
Jussier Formiga (126.15) vs. Ben Nguyen (125.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Mizuto Hirota (156) vs. Ross Pearson (156)
Teruto Ishihara (135.5) vs. Jose Quinonez (135)
Daichi Abe (170.5) vs. Luke Jumeau (170.5)