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10th Jul 2017

Yoel Romero burns picture of Michael Bisping and Union Jack as revenge for Saturday night

He's really pissed off

Darragh Murphy

A pissed off Yoel Romero is somehow an even more terrifying Yoel Romero.

Romero’s long-awaited date with Michael Bisping looks like it may never come to fruition after ‘The Soldier of God’ fell to a unanimous decision defeat to Robert Whittaker in the headliner of UFC 213 on Saturday night.

Whittaker claimed the interim UFC middleweight title with the most mature performance of his career so far and set up a unification clash with Bisping, whose antics following the main event summed up his polarising nature.

Bisping first ripped up a Cuban flag and tossed it in the direction of Romero before he took to the Octagon and seemingly motioned as if to confront the 40-year-old.

After learning that Romero had, in fact, lost, Bisping turned his attention to Whittaker and tossed his belt at the Australian 185lber’s feet.

Romero was clearly fuming with the fact that his most detested foe had shown such brazen disrespect to him and his nation’s flag.

Well Romero has since decided to fight fire with fire, quite literally.

As he drowned his sorrows with some rum and a cigar, the proud Cuban took a photograph of the reigning middleweight champion holding the Union Jack above his head and he set it alight.

Bisping has previously suggested that he will fight just twice more before he hangs up his gloves for good.

Whittaker seems like a banker to be one of those opponents and ‘The Count’ is continuing to bang the drum for a lucrative payday opposite Georges St-Pierre, who could well turn out to be the other.

It would be a crying shame if a rivalry like that which exists between Bisping and Romero does not get settled in the Octagon but, unfortunately, that seems to be the most likely outcome right now.