Vicente Luque replaces Lyman Good at UFC 205 in New York City

UFC welterweight Lyman Good has been pulled from next month’s UFC 205 event, and promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Belal Muhammad.

UFC officials today announced that promotion officials were notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on Oct. 14.

“USADA has provisionally suspended Good based on the potential anti-doping violation,” the statement read. “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.”

UFC Statement on Lyman Good:

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.

Vicente Luque has stepped in as a replacement, UFC officials today confirmed with newsday.com.

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