Yoel Romero to file arbitration case with USADA

March 24, 2016 12:45 pm by Russell Ess
Yoel Romero

Yoel Romero is standing his ground. The UFC middleweight contender is affirming his innocence after testing positive for banned substances, which resulted in failing an out-of-competition drug test back in December.

Romero and his legal team have claimed that the UFC middleweight took a dietary supplement that unknowingly was tainted with banned substances.

MMA Fighting reports that Romero’s team was in talks with USADA for a nine-month suspension. However, Romero has opted to go to arbitration and could risk getting suspended for two years, or could get off with just a public warning.

A hearing date for Romero’s arbitration case has not been set.

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