Yoel Romero is set to take on reigning UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC 225 for a highly anticipate title fight rematch. Now UFC welterweight Colby Covington has come forward with his thoughts on the fight.
Colby Covington will be co-headlining UFC 225 in a battle against Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title. With that in mind, Covington claims he will be looking to take the middleweight belt if his teammate Yoel Romero loses.
Speaking at the UFC 225 Media Day, Covington offered his thoughts.
“I think it’s a great match up. I think Yoel has all the tools to put Whittaker away. He won those first two rounds in the first fight, so it’s going to be a very competitive fight and I don’t know what to expect. What will we see from Whittaker coming back from injury? He may not be the same from his injuries. Yoel looked on fire, he just knocked out Rockhold.
“I’ll definitely have my eyes on that. I’m not going to go up and challenge Romero ’cause he’s my teammate and I like the guy, but if Whittaker wins I’ll definitely be looking to go up and knock him out just like Choir Boy (Stephen Thompson) did.”
UFC 225 goes down June 9. The event will be featured live on pay-per-view.