Former Bellator Champion Lyman Good finally has some resolution to his problems with USADA, and will essentially be punished "time served."
After being pulled from UFC 205, Good has been in Limbo. Good tested banned substance 1-androstenedione last October, USADA announced Monday afternoon. USADA found that the product that Good ingested was tainted, at no fault of his own.
Good will be eligible to return in just a couple of weeks, as the situation has continued for over five months. Ultimately, he was given a six month provisional suspension.
USADA released a statement, which you can see below.
USADA announced today that UFC® athlete, Lyman Good, of New York, N.Y., accepted a six-month sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance from a contaminated supplement.
Good, 32, tested positive for 1-androstenedione and its metabolite 1-(5α)-androsten-3α-ol-17-one following an out-of-competition test conducted on October 14, 2016. 1-androstenedione is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
Following notification of his positive test, Good provided USADA with information about a dietary supplement product he was using at the time of the relevant sample collection. Although no prohibited substances were listed on the supplement label, testing conducted on an independently sourced, unopened container of the product by the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, indicated that it contained 1-androstenedione. The presence of an undisclosed prohibited substance in a product is regarded as contamination. Accordingly, the product has since been added to the High Risk List of supplements maintained on USADA’s online dietary supplement safety education and awareness resource – Supplement 411 (www.Supplement411.org). Athletes are reminded that even seemingly low-risk dietary supplements may contain prohibited substances, which may not be listed on the Supplement Facts label, thus USADA encourages athletes through Supplement 411 to challenge the reasons for using supplements and make themselves aware of how to reduce their risks of a positive anti-doping test and/or an adverse health event.
Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, as well as the World Anti-Doping Code, the determination that an athlete’s positive test was caused by a contaminated product may result in a reduced sanction. The sanction for a doping offense resulting from the use of a contaminated product ranges from a reprimand and no period of ineligibility, at a minimum, to a two-year period of ineligibility, at a maximum.
Good’s six-month period of ineligibility began on October 24, 2016, the date on which he was provisionally suspended from competition. As a result of that provisional suspension, Good was removed from the Card for the UFC 205 event in New York, N.Y., which was held on November 12, 2016.