46-year-old Yoel Romero is fighting for the Bellator light heavyweight world championship against Vadim Nemkov on Friday but he was a no-show at this week’s press conference.
On Wednesday, Bellator held their Bellator 297 press conference at the Skydeck of the Willis Tower.
Apparently Romero is extremely afraid of heights and refused to attend the press conference. The former UFC middleweight contender joined via Zoom from his hotel bed instead.
Yoel doing the Bellator presser from his hotel room bed is incredible pic.twitter.com/xG9TLdVe5Z
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 14, 2023
Yoel Romero isn’t scared of ANYTHING.
— Bellator Public Relations (@BellatorPR) June 14, 2023
Romero explained his decision to skip the presser.
“I apologize to everybody, but getting inside that building is a fight I know that I’m not going to win. ”
“Not even with my kids have I been able to go up on a Ferris Wheel”
Yoel would later hilariously do his face off against Nemkov via zoom.