Aside from being an absolute beast, a sculpture of a human being and one of the best fighters in the UFC Middleweight division, Yoel Romero is one of the most popular characters in the sport.
His broken English coupled with his happy-go-lucky attitude has brought us many entertaining moments over the years and we’ve attempted to gather them into the one place for your viewing pleasure ahead of his title fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 248 this weekend.
Here are a few of Yoel Romero’s Best Moments.
NO FOR GAY JESUS
There was some controversy after this interview when Yoel Romero chose to make a religious statement after his fight.
Listen carefully to his very last words in this video.
It’s good to see Romero has a sense of humour about the whole misunderstanding however, as seen late in this clip.
#UFC248 headliner Yoel Romero spoke passionately on how the human race can come together:
"Different colors but you have two hands… And with me, there are four hands. So, we can make the best planet. This is the most important thing."
Watch full vi… pic.twitter.com/HtHSP2Wxoq
— MMAWorldInside (@MMAWorldInside) March 4, 2020
SEE YOU SOON BOI
It’s hard to tell when Romero is being serious and when he is joking, which is what makes him so scary.
Here he is in reply to Israel Adesanya calling him out late last year.
Yoel Romero has the best call outs in the UFC no question. There will only be one Yoel Romero pic.twitter.com/ZHPe0zYnqS
— coke jones (@mmasauce) December 3, 2019
His personality is not just contained to pre-fight banter and hype either.
Yoel Romero can be cheeky inside the octagon also.
Here he is telling his opponent Paulo Costa to look the other way before starching him with a right hand.
Yoel Romero fights Saturday so here’s the video of him pointing to look the other way against Paulo Costa pic.twitter.com/wulkaJWOW9
— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) March 4, 2020
Not to be outdone in the press conference for UFC 248 against Israel Adesanya, the dude pulled off a backflip in tight jeans during a dance-off.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 7, 2020
THE SCARIEST MAN ON THE PLANET IS TICKLISH
We found his kryptonite!
YOEL AND JORGE: A SHORT STORY
When the kings of Miami get together, s*** gets real.
I don’t know about you, but I’d pay good money for some more uncensored stories about when these two get together and hit the town.
OG FOR OVER 100 YEARS
Romero’s broken English gave us another hilarious sound bite at the press conference for UFC 248.
SOLDIER OF GOD
And to finish, let’s remind ourselves of just how dangerous this man really is.