Yoel Romero is the third fighter to be suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), but his suspension is the first by the commission for something to happen in the cage -- kind of.
For those who didn’t see the fight, Romero finished Chris Weidman in the third round of their UFC 205 fight via a flying knee to the face. After the fight, Romero hopped the cage and marched around the cage doing a soldiers walk, he was then told by UFC officials and the NYSAC to return to the cage.
The suspension stems from the celebration and is 60 day, retroactive from the date of UFC 205, which means that Romero will be able to return to competition on January 12, 2017.
Romero is the third fighter who is facing a suspension from the NYSAC, as Kelvin Gastelum is facing a 6 month suspension for failing to show up to the UFC 205 weigh-ins and Thiago Alves is facing a 3 month suspension for missing weight for a lightweight division bout against Jim Miller at UFC.
The UFC will be returning to New York for UFC Fight Night 102 this December, Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov headlining.