Yoel Romero not ready for Paulo Costa this November
Yoel Romero won’t be fighting Paulo Costa at UFC 230 this November.
At Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Romero said doctors believe he will need at least four or five months to heal from a broken orbital bone he suffered in his loss against Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 in May.
“The doctor said, ‘Yoel needs more time.’ You know me. If you give me somebody, I take it. But you need to be smart. When the doctor says, ‘You’re ready,’ you can go. I’m waiting.”
UFC officially announced on July 24 that Romero vs. Costa would take place at the Madison Square Garden show in New York.
“I’ve signed the contract; it’s on for me. He has his contract already; he just needs to get up the courage and sign it. But he will sign it. He doesn’t have anyone else to fight.”