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UFC Quick Quote: If you critique Yoel Romero, then you're not a real fan of MMA

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

"The people who critique me are the people who don't know about the sport. They don't really know about the rules of MMA. They aren't a real fan or follower of the sport or they're just people who like to talk. Look at the video. He was holding my glove illegally. When I'm against the cage, Tim Kennedy held my glove and when he holds the glove, he got lucky and I escaped before the referee saw it. Then I did it to Kennedy. When I did it to Tim Kennedy, he told the referee, 'He held my glove.' I'm not mad and I've never been mad that people think I'm cheating. To be sincere, I've never been mad about what anyone thinks."

Former Olympic silver medalist turned mixed martial arts (MMA) berserker Yoel Romero is set to face off against the former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jacare Souza at UFC 184 this coming February, but apparently the Cuban's attention is still focused on his last foe, Tim Kennedy. As you recall, Kennedy was viciously knocked out by Romero this past September at UFC 178 in the evening's "Fight of the Night." Instead of being lauded for his rousing victory, Romero was at the center of harsh criticism due to the "Stoolgate" incident that saw the former Olympian gain an extra 30 seconds in between rounds two and three. After their confrontation in the back went viral, Kennedy continued to lament the situation, while Romero stayed quiet in victory. Nearly three months later, Romero has resurfaced to discuss the "Stoolgate" incident, telling MMA Fighting that anyone who critiques or criticizes him is not a true fan of the sport. Not so ho-hum Romero anymore, huh?

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