Lyman Good was pulled from this November’s UFC 205 card, where he was set to fight Belal Muhammad, after being informed of a potential violation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Good’s longtime manager, David Fish -- with permission from Good himself -- released a text message that Good sent to his manager about the USADA violation to MMA Fighting.
"I'd NEVER cheat the journey of hard work and more importantly I'd NEVER cheat myself," Good wrote. "The integrity of my name is something that I've worked too hard just to have it questioned because of whatever the [expletive] they're saying is in my system."
Fish also issued a brief statement of his own, asserting his client’s innocence when it comes to this USADA violation.
"I maintain his absolute innocence," Fish said.
The former Bellator Champion Good would send more text messages to his manager, including the following:
"I'm too much in love with the pain of training hard since it's the only thing that separates a real winner from a loser," Good wrote in the text. "I would never take shortcuts to get around it especially when you learn the most from a journey of sacrifice and hard work."
UFC 205 will be taking place on November 12, as Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor headline the New York City show.