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UFC 194: Yoel Romero is a miracle of God, expects winner of 'Weidman vs Rockhold'

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After Yoel Romero's alleged anti-gay remark following his victory over Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 70 -- which he later clarified as nothing more than a shout out to the man upstairs -- Dana White advised him to keep his thoughts on religion out of the cage.

Not going to happen, according to the "Soldier of God," as he responded to White's comments on The MMA Hour by insisting that nothing will stop him from giving thanks to God. Because being a man of faith, the very least he can do is give credit where he believes it's due for being where he is today.

Romero explains:

"First of all, I am a man of God. Second, if I am fighting and I am able to give all that I give to UFC, it is because of God, because I am a miracle of God. No one can understand that with the fight that I had and the surgery I had, I shouldn't be fighting. But I am there for a purpose and I know that it's due to God's hand that I am there. The least I can do is always thank him."

And that's that.

Romero will next take on Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at the upcoming UFC 194 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Dec. 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A bout that many felt would never happen, as the previous two times it was scheduled, it fell through.

As added motivation, Romero revealed that he has been informed that the winner of his fight will get a shot at the middleweight title, which will also be contested that night in "Sin City" as Chris Weidman defends his strap against Luke Rockhold.

For more on that stacked PPV card click here.