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Yoel Romero clarifies controversial post-fight comments, says title shot is his with win at UFC 194

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Yoel Romero sees gold on the horizon.

Appearing on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Romero chatted with host Ariel Helwani, revealing that he’s been promised a title shot with a victory over Ronaldo Souza at Dec. 12’s UFC 194 event.

When he was asked if the UFC confirmed that he’ll receive this opportunity, Romero answered clearly and succinctly.

“Yes [I have been promised the shot],” Romero said through his translator.

With six straight victories since coming to the UFC in April 2013, Romero’s resume — especially with a win over “Jacare” — will certainly merit a try at the middleweight strap.

But despite Romero’s significant accomplishments inside the cage, it was his words — not his fists — that many fans and critics couldn’t stop talking about following his most recent victory over Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 70. After winning the fight via third-round knockout, Romero took the microphone for his post-fight interview.

A strong, confusing message followed.

So what did Romero say? And perhaps more importantly, what did he mean? Speaking to Helwani, the middleweight contender clarified.

“[I said] ‘No forget — forget — Jesus,'” Romero said.

His translator then expanded.

“[Romero] feels like it’s not only the ….View original article

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