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Video: Romero Carried From Weigh Ins ‘Visibly And Audibly In Pain’

Not only did Yoel Romero fail to make weight for his UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) title fight against Robert Whittaker, “The Soldier of God” had to be carried from the scale after weighing 185.2 on his second attempt.

“Yoel Romero just walked by us, assisted by two members of his team on each side,” veteran reporter Marc Raimondi wrote on Twitter. “He was visibly and audibly in pain. Scary stuff.”

Romero originally came in at 186 pounds but did not have the one-pound allowance afforded in non-title fights, so the Cuban returned to his weight-cutting ways for another two hours, which no doubt took a toll on his 41-year-old body.

No telling yet if “The Reaper” will make good on this promise or instead agree to battle Romero in what would have to be a three-round non-title fight, or if the interim championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington gets promoted to headliner.

Still lots of moving parts to this UFC 225 puzzle.

Stay tuned.

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Brad Tavares Withdraws from Israel Adesanya Fight, Thiago Santos Offers to Step In

The main event of “The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale” is set to change, as Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender Brad Tavares will be forced to withdraw due to injury.
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Brad Tavares Withdraws from Israel Adesanya Fight, Thiago Santos Offers to Step In

The main event of “The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale” is set to change, as Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender Brad Tavares will be forced to withdraw due to injury.
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Georges St. Pierre: ‘Nothing to Gain’ from ‘Easiest Fight I Can Take’ Against Nate Diaz

While Dana White had designs on adding Georges St. Pierre vs. Nate Diaz to his ideal UFC 227 card, it appears that neither fighter is much interested in the booking.
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Georges St. Pierre: ‘Nothing to Gain’ from ‘Easiest Fight I Can Take’ Against Nate Diaz

While Dana White had designs on adding Georges St. Pierre vs. Nate Diaz to his ideal UFC 227 card, it appears that neither fighter is much interested in the booking.
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Georges St. Pierre: ‘Nothing to Gain’ from ‘Easiest Fight I Can Take’ Against Nate Diaz

While Dana White had designs on adding Georges St. Pierre vs. Nate Diaz to his ideal UFC 227 card, it appears that neither fighter is much interested in the booking.
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Georges St. Pierre: ‘Nothing to Gain’ from ‘Easiest Fight I Can Take’ Against Nate Diaz

While Dana White had designs on adding Georges St. Pierre vs. Nate Diaz to his ideal UFC 227 card, it appears that neither fighter is much interested in the booking.
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Georges St. Pierre: ‘Nothing to Gain’ from ‘Easiest Fight I Can Take’ Against Nate Diaz

While Dana White had designs on adding Georges St. Pierre vs. Nate Diaz to his ideal UFC 227 card, it appears that neither fighter is much interested in the booking.
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Biggest Winners, Loser From UFC ‘Chile’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Sat., May 19, 2018) for UFC Fight Night 129 inside Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, which was headlined by a Welterweight bout which saw Kamaru Usman defeat Demian Maia in a five-round main event. In the co-main event, Tatiana Suarez made quick work of Alexa Grasso by submitting her in the very first round.

Biggest Winner: Tatiana Suarez

Suarez kept her undefeated record in tact by absolutely taking it to Alexa Grasso — who was once considered to be one of the promotion’s future stars — submitting her in just a little over two minutes into the fight to move to 6-0, 3-0 UFC. As the kids say, Suarez has the juice now, as the PR love that used to go to Grasso should now be focused on Tatiana, who is determined to implement herself in the Strawweight division. Expect a huge bump in the rankings for her come next week, which means she can look forward to bigger challenges down the road.

Runner Up: Kamaru Usman

This won’t be a popular pick, as Usman didn’t get the dominant win or finish he was looking to score. But at the end of the day “The Nigerian Nightmare” got the win over a top five opponent he so desired after taking out Demian Maia. That is now eight straight wins inside the Octagon for Usman, 12 consecutive overall. With the win, Kamaru is slowly starting to separate himself from the pack, but he is still at least one more win away form a title fight. What’s more impressive, is that he managed to get a win despite breaking both his hands early in the fight. Ouch.

Biggest Loser: Demian Maia

After losing to Usman, the submission wizard extended his losing streak to three, losing to Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley before facing “The Nigerian Nightmare.” It’s a tough run indeed for the longtime veteran and former title challengers, who was already talking about his possible retirement from the fight game prior to the bout. At 40 years of age, three straight losses isn’t good for the former two-time title contender. On the bright side, he recently inked a new contract with the promotion, so he has that going for him.

For complete UFC Fight Night 129: “Maia vs Usman” results, including play-by-play updates, click here.

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‘The Magician’ Won’t Disappear From UFC Anytime Soon

Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight contender John Dodson will be competing inside the Octagon for the foreseeable future after “The Magician” inked a new four-fight deal with the promotion, according to MMA Fighting.

Dodson didn’t last on the market too long, as he didn’t opt to test the free agent waters once his last deal ran out following his split decision victory over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 222 last March in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ranked No. 7, Dodson has competed in both the Flyweight and Bantamweight division, competing for the 135-pound strap in two separate occasions, though division king Demetrious Johnson stopped all of “The Magician’s” tricks both times.

While there is no timetable for Dodson’s return, the scrappy 135-pounder could make some noise in the division and inch himself toward another title shot with a few more impressive victories.

Care to throw out some suggestions for John’s first bout on his new UFC deal?

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