Over three years after his USADA violation, Yoel Romero has won his lawsuit and in the process, become a very rich man.
Proving that the test result was due to a tainted supplement, Romero was awarded $27 million in his lawsuit against Gold Star Performance Products. Romero officially filed legal action in January 2018, finally winning the New Jersey case this week.
The news was first reported by Ariel Helwani, being informed of the result by Romero's manager Abraham Kawa. Helwani stated that the team, lead by attorney Howard Jacobs, earned Romero "$27.45 million in total . . . $3 million for lost wages, $3 million for reputable harm, $3 million for emotional damage, multiplied x3 for the State of New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.”
Now as a much wealthier man, Romero now fights at UFC 241 on August 17th. His opponent is undefeated contender Paulo Costa. Currently ranked 2nd in the UFC's Middleweight standings, Romero could very well be just a single win away from contending for the title again.
UFC 241 takes place at the Honda Center and airs on ESPN+ PPV. The full card can be found below:
UFC Heavyweight Title
Daniel Cormier (C) vs. Stipe Miocic
Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz
Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Raphael Assunção vs. Cory Sandhagen