The UFC weight cutting system might be in for a tweak. Since the changes were instituted allowing early weigh ins the number of people who have missed weight keeps on climbing.
The latest addition is Yoel Romero.
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) February 10, 2018
Per source close to Rockhold: “it’s on.”
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 10, 2018
Initially UFC middleweight contender missed weight by 3.3 pounds at UFC 221 weigh-ins Friday night (Saturday in Australia) for his scheduled UFC interim middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold in Perth. Romero had to be 185 pounds or less to fight for the title and he came in at 188.3. The 2 extra hours did not help and he was still 2 pounds over weight.
Rockhold was angry afterward and he and Romero had an intense staredown at weigh-ins that almost got physical.