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Agent Says Yoel Romero Is Planning a Lawsuit Against The Illinois State Athletic Commission

June 12, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Agent Malki Kawa recently spoke with The MMA Hour and revealed that Yoel Romero is planning lawsuit against Illinois State Athletic Commission. Romero feels like there was an injustice during his weight cut last week. Romero missed weight on his first attempt by one pound Friday, ahead of what would have been a title fight against Robert Whittaker. Romero and his team claim that commission director Nancy Illg pulled the plug on the weight cut only an hour into what was supposed to be a two-hour window, while doctors there said that Romero could continue with his weight cut. This led to the fight being changed to a non-title bout. Kawa confirmed plans of legal action…

“We’re gonna sue them. I’m gonna send the paperwork soon. It’s going out probably this week.”

Romero’s other agent, Abe Kawa, added the following: “The whole plan was to use those two hours. So everything we did from that point going forward in the weight cut was to use those extra two hours slotted to us.”

Finally, Romero commented: I’m very professional. That’s a decision for the judge. But I know I win. I know 100 percent I win. I know I don’t lose it. End of the day, the people know. The people see what happened. The people can see what’s going on, what happened Saturday night in Chicago. Honestly, I win the fight. But it is what it is.”

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