UFC middleweight title challenger from Cuba, Yoel Romero has won a $27 Million lawsuit against a supplementary company called Gold Star Performance Products.
Back in 2016, Romero failed a drug test by USADA and tested positive for Ibutamoren, which is a growth hormone stimulate. The Cuban, however, denied having taken the stimulate knowingly and alleged that the test came back positive via a tainted supplement.
However, later USADA tested the supplement and it was indeed true that the supplements were tainted. Because of this USADA only banned him for six months.
Meanwhile, Romero didn’t let this incident slide. He sued the supplement maker Gold Star Performance back in 2017, in Middlesex (N.J.) County civil court. The company never responded and as a result, the Romero won the case by default in court.
Although Romero might have won the court case, top UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren doesn’t believe that the supplement company will be able to pay $27 Million to Romero.
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“Are they gonna be able to pay him? what company is that…are they even worth that much…I am going to google now,” Askren said on the Rofkin podcast.
“How many supplement companies are even worth $27 Million….and even you’re worth $27 Million, it doesn’t mean you have $27 Million seating around to give somebody. I mean only a handful have that money,” Askren said.
Do you guys think the supplement company will be able to pay Yoel Romero $27 Million?