Dana White has confirmed that top contender Yoel Romero will face Michael Bisping next for a shot at middleweight gold.
“Yoel Romero’s been floating out there a long time waiting for a title shot. Bisping wanted to do that grudge match with Dan Henderson. It was going to be Dan Henderson’s last fight. I’ve always shown Henderson the respect I felt he deserved. He’s a guy who’s fought everybody out there. So we did that fight and he’s got to defend his title now against the No. 1 contender,” White revealed exclusively on the latest “UFC Unfiltered” podcast.
Romero’s showing against Chris Weidman seems to have been one of the many factors leading up to the title shot.
“If you look at what Romero did to Chris Weidman, he absolutely deserves the shot.”
A date for the title fight has not been set as Bisping has recently had knee surgery.