Robert Whittaker Warns Romero: ‘Make weight or the fight is off!’

Scheduled for the UFC 225 main event in Chicago, Robert Whittaker is set to face off with the last man he fought in Yoel Romero. And that fight will go down, so long as Cuban Olympian Yoel Romero makes weight for their scheduled title fight.

Robert Whittaker was the UFC’s interim middleweight world champion, right up until GSP vacated the belt, which made the Australian born fighter the undisputed champion.

When Whittaker fell ill for his scheduled title fight against Luke Rockhold, Romero filled the void and knocked Luke out to get a second chance at Robert.

Yoel’s win over Luke Rockhold has an asterisk next to it though, as he missed weight and lost the chance at fighting for his own interim world title.

Now, in a new interview with Submission Radio, Whittaker says he won’t be as kind as Luke was ahead of the rematch, and if Yoel misses weight, the fight is off.

Check it out:

“I don’t understand anyone who takes fights when their opponent doesn’t make weight. It’s like, if you rock up at 87 kilos, which is what Romero did – It was like 86 kilos or something like that – then why don’t I rock up at 95 (kgs)? What’s the difference? We’re both not making weight, we’re both not professional enough to do it, you know? And the weight cut is directly influential to the fight itself. I think not making weight is the most unprofessional thing you can do. It’s as bad as just not showing up for the fight itself. So, if you don’t make weight, I’m not fighting you. I’ll give the shot to someone else who can make the weight, who can do their freaking job.”