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MMA Twitter is salivating over the idea of Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero in Bellator

We got some unexpected – yet also expected? – breaking news Monday when it was revealed that Yoel Romero would be signing with Bellator 10 days after he was released by the UFC.

The news was expected because, well, even at 43, Romero remains an absolute beast of a human being who would bolster Bellator’s roster, so it made total sense. But it was also unexpected in that, just last week, Bellator president Scott Coker explained to MMA Junkie’s Nolan King why the promotion was taking a pass – initially.

The key word was “initially” as Coker did acknowledge that dialogue would remain open with Romero’s agents at First Round Management. And, well, he must’ve came to his senses about the slough of intriguing matchup possibilities with Romero aboard.

None, however, is bigger or has MMA Twitter salivating quite as much as Romero fighting hard-hitting knockout artist Anthony Johnson, whom Bellator signed just last week after he also parted ways with the UFC.

Take a look:

And on and on the tweets kept coming. Can you blame us? A light heavyweight clash between Johnson and Romero is an absolute dream matchup between two of the most feared men in the history of our sport.

We need this, Scott Coker. Make it happen!

The Blue Corner is MMA Junkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly serious, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.

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