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UFC Announces Yoel Romero Has Been Informed of Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Kelsey Mowatt

Yoel Romero

Yoel Romero’s path to a middleweight title fight has hit a hurdle, as the UFC has announced that the fighter has been informed of a potential anti-doping violation.

Romero has been a front runner to face newly crowned champ, Luke Rockhold next, after earning a split decision win over “Jacare” Romero last month. But, on Tuesday, the UFC posted the following statement:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Yoel Romero of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Romero. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

So depending on how this plays out, Weidman or Vitor Belfort could face Rockhold next.


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