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USADA informs Lyman Good of potential anti-doping violation

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced yesterday that UFC welterweight Lyman Good (19-3-0, 1NC) has been notified of a potential anti-doping infraction.

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Good, who is currently on a three-fight win streak, has been pulled from his UFC 205 fight with Belal Muhammad.

The UFC released the following statement on its website.

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Lyman Good of a potential Anti-Doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 14, 2016.  USADA has provisionally suspended Good based on the potential anti-doping violation.

Good was scheduled to fight Belal Muhammad in New York at UFC 205.  The UFC is currently seeking a replacement to fight Muhammad.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case.  It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.  Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

Good faces a possible fine and suspension pending a hearing.

The process continues.

Brazilian Vicente Luque (10-5-1) will replace Good.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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