Manager: Romero moving to light heavyweight, could fight Cormier
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Middleweight contender Yoel Romero's manager, Malki Kawa, said his client is planning a move up to light heavyweight during a Monday appearance on Ariel Helwani's MMA show.

Kawa added that they would be open to a light heavyweight title fight against Daniel Cormier, who became a two-division champion Saturday by defeating then-heavyweight king Stipe Miocic at UFC 226.

The manager added that he's already talked about the move up to 205 pounds with the UFC, which offered a bout with Alexander Gustafsson, but the timing wasn't right.

Romero has missed weight at 185 pounds for each of his last two fights, which made him ineligible to win the title against Robert Whittaker at UFC 225.

The 41-year-old lost to Whittaker by split decision - his second defeat at the champ's hands in the last year - so a move to light heavyweight could help him continue to fight for a title in the twilight of his career and give a much-needed boost to the 205-pound division.

Manager: Romero moving to light heavyweight, could fight Cormier
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