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So Yoel Romero is Suspended For Six Months, Not Nine

Kelsey Mowatt

Yoel Romero

As it turns out, Yoel Romero’s next bout could go down this summer, rather than the fall…

Earlier it was reported that Romero  and USADA had reached an agreement, which would see the middleweight contender receive a nine month suspension, after testing positive for Ibutamoren. Since Romero was notified of the anti-doping violation, the decorated wrestler has said it was due to a tainted supplement he took.

Well, apparently USADA has also concluded the same. According to a new report from MMA Fighting.com, the organization has announced that Romero’s suspension is for just six months. In a prepared statement from USADA, Special Advisor on Drugs and Supplements Dr. Amy Eichner stated:

“This case clearly demonstrates some of the dangers inherent to supplement use. When considering whether to incorporate supplements into a training plan, it is vitally important that athletes exercise the upmost care in order to avoid making a decision that could endanger their eligibility, reputation or general health and wellness.”

Romero, who earned a decision win over “Jacare” Souza in December, is eligible to fight after July 12th.

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