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06th Jul 2017

Athletic freak Yoel Romero did freaky things at the UFC 213 open workouts

This is a 40-year-old man

Darragh Murphy

The man’s not human.

If Jesus-loving can get you in the kind of shape Yoel Romero is in, we’ll see you at mass on Sunday.

It boggles the mind how a 40-year-old man can be in such ridiculous physical condition without a little help from banned substances.

Romero has been tested 22 times by the United States Anti-Doping Agency and critics will continue to point to his violation at the start of 2016 but it must be said that that was proven to have stemmed from a contaminated supplement.

Romero is a clean athlete, it would seem. And that makes the fact that he looks like this all the more insane.

Again… He’s 40.

And his muscular physique is not just cosmetic. The Cuban is simply an athletic freak whose ability terrifies us to our very core.

Romero gets his first shot at UFC gold this weekend, when he meets Robert Whittaker for the interim UFC middleweight title, and he’s in the shape of his life, by the looks of things.

‘The Soldier of God’ certainly put on a show at the open workouts in Las Vegas on Wednesday as he displayed outrageous feats of athleticism, backflipping through the air and landing in a splits position.

Watch to the end of the below clip and you tell us if you can foresee yourself doing things like that at 40 years of age…