Yoel Romero informed of “potential Anti-Doping Policy violation”

News surfaced late Tuesday afternoon that top ranked UFC middleweight Yoel Romero potentially failed an out of competition drug test.

While details at the moment are quite scarce, the UFC released a statement via UFC.com.

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.

Romero is coming off a controversial split decision win over Jacare Souza at UFC 194 that put him in a position to challenge Luke Rockhold for the UFC middleweight title.