YOEL ROMERO’S BIZARRE STOOL GATE EXPLANATION
Yoel Romero is taking on Israel Adesanya at UFC 248, and once appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience. During the show, Rogan brought up Romero’s controversial fight with Tim Kennedy back at UFC 178. If you don’t remember, Romero defeated Kennedy in the third round of the fight after being badly hurt at the end of the second round. The controversy in the fight stemmed from the fact that Romero sat comfortably in his stool for well over the allotted 60 second rest period between rounds. This allowed him to recover, and eventually finish off a very game Tim Kennedy.
Here is what Romero had to say regarding the incident.
So there you have it folks. Yoel Romero exceeded the rest period because Tim Kennedy grabbed his gloves. It’s an airtight excuse. I don’t think anyone is going to press Gay Jesus on the issue.
The full clip of his explanation can be found HERE
Stool Gate Explanation