The UFC’s long-awaited debut in New York City is down one fight.
UFC welterweight Lyman Good has been flagged by USADA, the UFC’s third-party anti-doping partner, for a potential violation of its policy, the UFC announced Monday in a statement.
The potential anti-doping violation stems from an out-of-competition drug test administered by USADA on Oct. 14.
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case,” the statement read. “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 was booked to fight Belal Muhammad at UFC 205 next month but has been pulled from the card in light of the potential violation. The promotion is currently seeking a replacement fighter, per the statement.
Good (19-3, 1 NC) hasn’t fought since his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 71 in July 2015, where he knocked out Andrew Craig in the second round. The former Bellator MMA champ has been plagued with injuries since.
UFC 205 takes place live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 12. In the highly-anticipated main event, Eddie Alvarez defends his lightweight belt against 145-pound champ Conor McGregor. Two other title fights — Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson and Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz — are also on the pay-per-view card.
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