Good Eligible to Return Later This Month
UFC welterweight Lyman Good will receive a six-month suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that will be retroactive to Oct. 24. MMA Fighting first reported this story.
Good’s lawyer, David Fish, confirmed that the fighter will be given the suspension for testing positive for a banned substance that came from a tainted vitamin. With the suspension given retroactively to when the positive test was first announced, Good will be able to re-enter the Octagon later this month at the earliest.
Good was scheduled to face Belal Muhammad at UFC 205, the first UFC event to take place in New York City and at the historical Madison Square Garden. Good, however, was pulled from the card following the positive test. Good would have been the only Manhattan-born fighter competing at the event.
"USADA found that Lyman’s October 2016 flagged urine specimen was the result of tainted vitamins and not the result of any intentional violation," Fish said. "His competition ban will be lifted this month and he looks forward to returning to UFC competition. We never stopped believing that the truth would finally come out. He’s a special person. This is great news, but will still never reverse the fact he missed UFC 205 and the damage to his reputation."
Fish did not reveal what was found in the fighter’s sample analysis, and will not do so until an announcement from USADA. As of the night of April 1, USADA has yet to make the announcement on Good’s suspension.