Yesterday, we learned that Paulo Costa just got bicep surgery and will be out for 8 months. The Middleweight contender was supposed to fight new champion Israel Adesanya in early 2020.
With Costa injured, Adesanya set his sight on Yoel Romero! Even though the Cuban lost his two last fights, they were super close. Also, there is not a clear contender in the Middleweight division beside Costa and the new champion wants to stay active. Yoel is therefore probably the best option available right now.
Romero even let out a Tweet telling everybody he wants in:
The Style Bender was quick to answer. He posted a text conversation with his coach Eugene Bareman on Twitter confirming he indeed wants the Romero matchup:
Romero even re-tweeted the champion’s message along with his catchphrase I Luh Ju! Minutes later, he posted a (hilarious) video on Instagram imploring Dana White to just: “give me the FN date”
So by the looks of things, it seems like Adesanya might see Yoel soon, boy. MMA Talk will keep you update when further details emerge.