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Lyman Good out of UFC 205 with potential USADA violation

Lyoto Machida Dan Henderson during their UFC 157 light heavyweight mixed martial arts match in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Machida won by split decision after the third round. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The United States Anti-Doping Agency strikes again, and this time former Bellator welterweight champion and recent UFC newcomer Lyman Good is the target.

The UFC announced on Monday that the welterweight fighter had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. As a result, Good was immediately pulled from the UFC 205 card coming up where he was expected the face Belal Muhammad.

The failed test stems from an out-of-competition test that was taken on Oct. 14. What exactly Good failed for has not been detailed, whether it be a performance enhancing drug or some other banned substance.

As noted, Good was scheduled to appear on the upcoming mega-card, UFC 205, set to take place on Nov. 12 in Madison Square Garden in New York. UFC 205 marks the first time the UFC is hosting an event in the state following the recent legalization of the sport in New York just earlier this year.

Interestingly, Good was the only fighter booked for UFC 205 who was actually a native of Manhattan.

Good has been competing in the sport for nearly 16 years, but just made his way to the UFC a little over a year ago. His last fight, and UFC debut, came at UFC Fight Night 71 where he took on Andrew Craig. Good won the contest, finishing Craig in Round 2 via knockout.

Prior to that, he had a five-year stint in Bellator from 2009 to 2013 in which time he struggled against top competition, while always winning against anyone less than. His only career defeats came in the Bellator cage against Ben Askren, Rick Hawn, and Andrey Koreshkov.

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