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.
Romero’s victory inside the court has even made former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping happy.
“I’m like, there’s no way f*cking the Soldier of Steroids has got $27.5 million,” Bisping said on his Believe You Me podcast recently. “Anyway, it’s true. Yoel Romero sued whatever the companies called and got $27.4 million, and ya know, red panty night for Yoel Romero. There must be a god. That’s all I’ve got to say on this.
“He got $27 million, which is incredible. And I’ll say this, me and Yoel we had a little thing over the years. Congratulations. If you’re listening to this, well done. That’s awesome. It really is.”
Although, Bisping and Romero have had beef between them before. Back in 2017, Bisping ripped apart Cuban flag and even criticised Romero when he failed a drug test.
“I’ve never been to Cuba but I reckon $27 million goes a f*cking long way in Cuba,,” Bisping said. “I don’t care where you convert it – yen, dollars, pesos, pounds – whichever way you f*cking slice it, that man is a rich man and he never has to work a day again in his life. Well done. I salute that. I’m happy for the man.”
“My god, $27 million. It’s incredible,” Bisping said. “The guy could never fight again. I guess the interesting question is, will he still fight? I honestly believe he will, because you know what $27 million can do for you? It can do anything. You can buy whatever you want. You can buy houses. You can buy cars. You can buy businesses, you can start businesses. You can start your own brand of ‘I luv you’ shoes or whatever you want. Do you know what you can’t buy? The UFC middleweight championship of the f*cking world.”
However, despite winning a huge amount of money, Bisping feels that Romero will keep fighting inside the Octagon.
“I’m joking but in all honesty, I think he will still carry on fighting because that’s his identity, that’s who he is. He’s a true competitor.” (H/T – MMA Fighting)
Meanwhile, the Cuban star already has a fight lined up against Paulo Costa at UFC 241 on August 17