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UFC 213: Robert Whittaker Beats Yoel Romero “By Just Being Me”

As far as Robert Whittaker is concerned, there is no secret to beating Yoel Romero.

Whittaker and Romero meet for the interim UFC middleweight title this Saturday night at UFC 213.

Earlier this week, Whittaker stopped by “UFC Tonight” to talk about his fight with Romero and how he beats the former Olympic wrestler.

Whittaker on how he beats Yoel Romero: “By just being me. I’ve got to nullify his wrestling with my striking. I’ll be ready to go wherever the fight goes.”

Whittaker on if he’d rather face Bisping for the belt or Romero for the interim belt: “The only fight I’m focused on is Yoel Romero right now.”

Whittaker on if beating Jacare gave him confidence against Romero: “Every matchup is different. Every fight has different results. If I fought Jacare again, it might end differently. Going into Romero, I’m prepared to face the best Romero possible.”

Whittaker on what he thinks of Romero’s wrestling: “Yoel is a top-caliber fighter. I think he uses his wrestling exactly like you should in MMA. I think he’ll use it the way he does in every fight.”