Romero would initially say that Costa was pulled from the bout for using illegal substances, but would eventually backtrack on those comments.
Costa, who had stayed silent on the accusations levied against him, has broken that silence and did so via Instagram:
Increasing my luck daily. definitely my opponents will not be happy . -- Soon very good news and my next fight , Romero don’t knows what fuck shit he says. I’m not use steroids , I’m never doped like him . • ------------------------ Aumentando minha “sorte “ diariamente. Definitivamente eu não gostaria de estar na pele dos meus adversários. Muito em breve trarei ótimas notícias e a próxima luta, possivelmente em junho. E Não liguem para as baboseiras que falam de doping sobre mim, mera fantasia , isso é a maior idiotice do mundo sem dúvidas. -- @ct_funcional @andersonluiznoronha @felipe.reis.ctf #seguraotrembala
There has been no comment yet from Romero on what was said by Costa.
UFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale takes place on Saturday, April 27 from the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.