Yoel Romero clarifies post fight comments, apologizes if there was a misunderstanding

Yoel Romero scored the biggest victory of his mixed martial arts career on Saturday night in Hollywood, Florida as he defeated former UFC champion Lyoto Machida by knockout in the third round.

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After the official decision was announced by Bruce Buffer, Romero did a post fight interview with Jon Anik.

Following the interview, social media reacted to what Romero stated and the American Top Team fighter clarified his comments at the post fight press conference.

“First of all, I would like to apologize if there was a misunderstanding,” Romero said at the post fight press conference through an interrupter. “First of all, I am a man of God and God is love. My expressions are always going to be about love.¬†What I was trying to say in the Octagon was, live for the American Dream. There was a misunderstanding about gay marriage.”

“God made man to be free and anybody can do whatever they want. I would not be the type of person to critique anybody,” he continued. “I have to look at myself first. Be a better person to be able to love people. I did not refer to anybody. What I was trying to say was, to the United States, thank you, for giving me the American Dream. There is no better country because it is blessed by God.”