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UFC 225’s Yoel Romero open to future light heavyweight showdown against Daniel Cormier

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Yoel Romero will get his third shot at winning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gold this Saturday night (June 9, 2018) at UFC 225 in Chicago, Illinois when he faces off against Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.

In his first attempt, he came up short against “The Reaper” in an interim title fight at UFC 213 just last year. He was set to get a second shot against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221, but he failed to make weight and was ineligible to win the belt, despite his knockout win.

Now, he will look to accomplish the feat once and for all in “The Windy City.” And if he does, “Soldier of God” has no issues on moving up to challenge Light Heavyweight title holder Daniel Cormier down the road.

“Why not?” Romero said in his media scrum during open workouts when asked if he would be interested in stepping up to face Cormier (via MMA Fighting). “That’s my job and a job for [UFC president] Dana [White], too. [Cormier and I] have a good relationship for a long time. It’s like in wrestling. I can wrestle with him, it’s no problem. I can wrestle with him and after that I go eat lunch or something with him. Why not?”

Of course, Cormier has bigger fish to fry in the foreseeable future, literally, as he is set to face off against Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 226 on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Win lose or draw, Cormier has already made it clear that he will retire from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) next year, so if Yoel would ever like to test his wrestling against a fellow Olympian, it better be sooner, rather than later. Anyone care to offer up some predictions as to how this bout would play out if it ever came to be.

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