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Yoel Romero Flagged For Out-Of-Competition Drug Test

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The UFC released a statement on Tuesday confirming that middleweight contender Yoel Romero was flagged for a possible violation of the Anti-Doping Policy for an out-of-competition drug test.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is now conducting the tests under strict guidelines, including testing fighters at unknown times before they compete.

Romero scored a victory over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a title-eliminator recently.

Below is the complete statement:

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.