He struggled to take Whittaker down in their first fight, however, and the Australian is not expecting much to change.
With UFC president Dana White taking a tough-love approach as of late, it could be to the back of the list for Romero no matter what.
Cuban Romero, who failed to make the limit for his last fight in Perth in February, initially came in just under half a kilogram heavy and had two hours to lose the excess weight.
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"We came here to fight for the title", Romero said after the ceremonial weigh-ins, where he received a chorus of boos from the local crowd "I came here for the title fight". On his second attempt almost two hours later, he hit 185.2.
"I needed two hours, and the commission would only give me one", Romero said in response to the criticism, per MMA Junkie's Steven Marrocco.
"This fight, as far as I'm concerned, I have 25 minutes to try to finish him - and I'm going to use every single second of those minutes to try to achieve that". The bout was eventually salvaged.
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Alongside Sane, Bayer Leverkusen duo Bernd Leno and Jonathan also miss out, as does Freiburg striker Nils Petersen. In the end it was a very tight decision between him and Julian Brandt . "Leroy is a huge talent".
Earlier this year, Romero weighed in at 187.7 pounds for a fight with Luke Rockhold for the interim belt.
Romero earned a third-round KO victory as a plus-150 underdog, but was deemed ineligible to claim the belt after failing to make weight. Meanwhile, the interim welterweight title will be on the line as Rafael dos Anjos (169) finally meets Colby Covington (169) in the co-main event. All other fighters on the card made weight.
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He said he did not see any correlation between oil prices and GDP growth and the fiscal deficit would remain as per the targets. The country's economic growth was marginally higher at 6.9 per cent in 2016.