Tim Means has been popped by USADA for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation, therefore he has been pulled from his main event bout with Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 83 in Pittsburgh. Here is the UFC’s statement regarding the failed test.
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Tim Means of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection.
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 and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. However, because Means was scheduled to compete against Donald Cerrone on February 21 in Pittsburgh, there is insufficient time for a full review and proper promotion before the scheduled bout. As a result, UFC will announce shortly a replacement opponent for Cerrone on the UFC Fight Night card in Pittsburgh.
Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
UFC Fight Night 83 will be held on February 21, 2016 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Stay tuned to MMA Mad to find out who will replace Means on short notice to face Donald Cerrone.
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