Yoel Romero has been awarded $27 million after a successful lawsuit against the supplement company he cited following his failed USADA test in 2016.
The former two-time UFC middleweight title challenger failed a post-fight drug-test administered by the anti-doping organisation USADA back in 2016 following his UFC 194 victory over Ronaldo Souza.
Gold Star Performance Products were forced to pay The Soldier Of God $27.45 million after he filed a lawsuit against them in the test’s aftermath.
Romero took to his official Twitter directly after the news went public.
— Peoples Champ (@YoelRomeroMMA) May 28, 2019
Ariel Helwani of ESPN reported the news first upon receiving word via text from Romero’s manager Abraham Kawa.
“Yoel Romero, as I reported a few weeks ago, was suing Gold Star Performance Products for that failed drug-test that he had several years ago.
“It ended up coming out as a contimated supplement. I was told by his manager Abraham Kawa that in New Jersey earlier today they won their case against Gold Star Performance Products.
“$27.45 million in total Yoel was rewarded. $3 million for lost wages, $3 million for reputable harm, $3 million for emotional damage, multipled x3 for the State of New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.”
Not seen in action since his UFC 225 classic rematch against champion Robert Whittaker, Romero will return to the UFC octagon at UFC 241 to take on the powerful contender Paulo Costa.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena