Yoel Romero Wins Multi-Million Dollar Judgement in Tainted Supplement Suit
By FCF Staff
Yoel Romero has reportedly won the lawsuit he brought against a company, for allegedly producing contaminated supplement, which could see the middleweight receive millions of dollars.
Romero accused Gold Star Performance Products of producing contaminated dietary supplements, and ESPN is reporting that the decorated wrestler won the suit by default. The 42-year-old fighter’s manager, Abe Kawa, informed ESPN that Romero was awarded a judgment of $27.45 million dollars. But, since the company did not communicate with the court presiding over the case, it’s not clear yet how much of that settlement Romero will actually receive.
The suit was in conjunction with Romero’s December 2015 flag for ibutamoren, which stimulates growth hormone secretion. The fighter received a reduced, six-month suspension from USADA, however, as tests showed that a supplement Romero was taking that’s provided by Gold Star had ibutamoren in it. The banned substance was not listed as an ingredient.
Romero (13-3) is booked to fight Paulo Costa at UFC 241, August 17th.