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UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker already went five hard rounds with Yoel Romero, and he can only hope that his rival is ready to go five more.

Some seeds of doubt were planted when Romero touched upon the possibility of soon retiring during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience following his win over former titleholder Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. That victory put Romero into a position to rematch Whittaker on June 9 in Las Vegas (their first fight in the main event of UFC 213 last summer ended with Whittaker winning a unanimous decision), and “The Reaper” has some concerns about Romero’s mindset heading into the match.

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Fabricio Werdum’s plans to return to title contention in 2018 were ruined by Alexander Volkov at UFC London this past weekend.

“Vai Cavalo” had a strong start against Volkov, easily dictating the pace and dominating the action on the ground in the opening rounds, but wasn’t able to use his stellar jiu-jitsu to get the finish. Werdum admits he was surprised with “how quickly I was able to take him down,” and thinks that not taking the time to adjust positions throughout the fight cost him the victory.

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The drama in the welterweight division boiled over in a major way this week between the three fighters ranked from No. 6 to No. 8 on the UFC’s media-generated rankings — Jorge Masvidal, Darren Till, and Kamaru Usman — culminating in a sprawling Twitter feud that featured everything from trash talk to accusations of ducking fights over the course of a two-day span.

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