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Is Yoel Romero MMA's Best Middleweight? | Luke Thomas

Who is the best middleweight in MMA? UFC middleweight Robert Whittaker? Probably. Interim champ Israel Adesanya? Maybe even Yoel Romero despite losing to Whittaker twice?

While I personally wouldn't make that argument, I cannot rule it out. After UFC 241, Romero lost a decision to Paulo Costa, but like the Whittaker fights, it was a razor close call.

In MMA, we incorporate a scoring system that allows for wide latitude in interpretation. But if we do that, we have to allow for some latitude in interpreting the limits of greatness. Specifically, while judges play a critical role, we cannot allow for them to be the final arbiter of greatness.

While I wouldn't argue Romero is MMA's best middleweight, I wouldn't begrudge someone who did. This video explains why.

Morning Kombat segment in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNMfFHlrHCU

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Yoel Romero Palacio (born April 3, 1977) is a Cuban mixed martial artist (MMA), a former amateur wrestling World Champion, and an Olympic silver medalist in freestyle wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and formerly competed in the no... More

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