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Yoel Romero fails out of competition drug test

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The UFC reports that Yoel Romero has failed an out of competition drug test.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Well, maybe that's why Luke Rockhold was just out advocating for a rematch with Chris Weidman over a potential fight with Yoel Romero? It seemed like an odd request at the time, but made potentially more sensible by the recent revelation that Romero has failed one of his out-of-competition drug tests. The UFC made the official announcement on Tuesday, January 12th.

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Yoel Romero of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Romero. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

It looks like there aren't any further details available at the moment, as to just what kind of banned substance Romero tested positive for, or exactly what kind of punishment will be handed down as a result, but Blood Elbow will be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, at least one guy is very happy about the news: