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Monday, Apr 04, 2016

Yoel Romero Receives Six Month Suspension From USADA

Yoel Romero (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Recently it was reported that Yoel Romero was set to receive a nine month suspension from USADA, but now it’s been revealed his suspension is shorter than that.

USADA has announced that Romero’s suspension will be just six months, after the fighter tested positive for Ibutamoren, following his decision win over “Jacare” Souza in December. Romero claimed that he never knowingly took the substance, and cited a supplement as the cause of the failed test. USADA reportedly tested the supplement, and found the presence of the banned substance, even though it was not listed as an ingredient.

According to a follow up report from MMA Junkie.com, USADA has released the following statement regarding Romero’s suspension.

‘This case clearly demonstrates some of the dangers inherent to supplement use,’ said USADA’s Special Advisor on Drugs and Supplements, Dr. Amy Eichner. ‘When considering whether to incorporate supplements into a training plan, it is vitally important that athletes exercise the upmost care in order to avoid making a decision that could endanger their eligibility, reputation or general health and wellness.”

Romero will be eligible to fight now as early as July 12th.

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