After Yoel Romero missed weight for the second consecutive time in a title fight, Bisping sounded off. UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker easily hit the mark, but after a hard cut, his opponent, Yoel Romero did not. The bout will go ahead as a nontitle fight.
A win in Chicago, even without the belt on the line, should remove any doubts about his credentials as the undisputed king of the division.
The 41-year-old Cuban's recent struggles come on the heels of an eight-fight win streak that began with an impressive opening-round KO of Clifford Starks in his promotional debut at UFC on Fox 7 in January 2013.
Camera IconCan Robert Whittaker overcome Yoel Romero? Romero was the last fighter to weigh-in Friday, and originally came in one pound over the championship fight limit of 185 pounds.
Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting is reporting that Whittaker is still up for the contest, while Romero's team still has yet to make a decision.
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"I think suspensions are in order, I really do", Whittaker said, per Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole.
Now recovered from a staph infection and a nasty case of chickenpox, Whittaker is ready to get back in the Octagon with the "Soldier of God".
The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday. However, that all changed once Romero missed weight. "Why would I? I might as well fight someone heavier than me".
"But I tell you what, I've got a bag of new tricks that I'm looking forward to bringing out and throwing at him". As it is still the main event, it will remain a five round fight.
Australian Megan Anderson and her featherweight opponent - former bantamweight world champion Holly Holm - each logged the same weight.