Yoel Romero’s goal to claiming the Bellator Middleweight championship could come with a showdown in the U.K.
After decimating Melvin Manhoef, a blown-up middleweight, in the co-headliner of this past Friday’s event, Romero made his intentions clear by calling for a title shot.
“Right now, I think all the 205 [fighters], they can chill out – they don’t have to worry about anything,” Romero told reporters after the event at 3Arena in Dublin. “I think we’re going to make the move to 185 now.”
The middleweight title is currently held by undefeated American Top Team product Johnny Eblen, who wrestled his way to a victory over two-time champ Gegard Mousasi at Belllator 282. Eblen’s next fight is not booked.
In a nod to the Dublin crowd that cheered him on, Romero said he’d like the opportunity to hoist the belt over the pond.
“If the opportunity does raise up for fighting at 185, and challenging for the title, I’d love for it to be here in Europe,” he said.