Yoel Romero tested positive for prohibited substance

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 09.02.2016 14:19h Author:


UFC anti-doping partner USADA today confirmed Yoel Romero tested positive for a prohibited substance in the wake of the UFC middleweight’s admission to failing a test.

“Given that Mr. Romero has publicly discussed his case, we can confirm that he did test positive for a prohibited substance,” USADA rep Ryan Madden wrote in an email to MMAjunikie. “At this time we are investigating the circumstances surrounding his positive test to determine the appropriate outcome, in accordance with the rules.

“It is also important to remember that there is a full and fair legal process to handle the adjudication of any case, and all athletes are provided full due process before any decision is reached.”

Today on “The MMA Hour,” Romero, via his manager Malki Kawa, admitted he failed a test following his UFC 194 decision over Ronaldo Souza, but professed his innocence by claiming the result was caused by a contaminated supplement. Kawa did not name the supplement, but said it had been tested by the fighter’s team and USADA.