After an impressive KO victory over Lyoto Machida, Cuban UFC middleweight Yoel Romero seemed to make a controversial statement during his post fight interview but many are still wondering what exactly it was that he said.
“Listen people, listen listen. Listen. What happened to you USA? What happened to you? What’s going on? You forget for…the best of the best of the world. The name is Jesus Christ. What happened to you? Wake up, USA! Go, go back for you, go. Go for Jesus, not for Gay Jesus” or “no forget Jesus.”
During a press conference, Romero called the incident a “misunderstanding”, and that he wanted to respond to criticism he’d received via social media.
“What I was trying to say in the octagon was look for the American dream,” he said via translator. “There was a misunderstanding about gay marriage, and I want to say something.
“God told Maria Magdalena, ‘You’re a prostitute. Go and don’t sell anymore,’ and he told her with love. Who am I to judge anybody? Even though I didn’t refer to that, even though there was a misunderstanding, I will tell you something. God made man to be free. Anybody can do whatever they want. I wouldn’t be the type of person to critique anybody. I’ve got to live with myself first. Be a better person to be able to love people.
“I didn’t refer to anybody. What I was trying to say, (was the) United States, thank you for giving me the American dream. There’s no better country in the world, because it is blessed by god. It is in the dollars that this country was made by Christian people. That means it’s blessed by God.”.