Following reports of Lyman Good being flagged for a potential USADA violation earlier this week, Belal Muhammad now has a new dance partner as the UFC has announced that Vicente Luque will take Good’s place at UFC 205.
UFC 205 will be held on November 12, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Good was flagged for a potential USADA violation and the UFC released the following statement:
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Lyman Good of a potential Anti-Doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 14, 2016. USADA has provisionally suspended Good based on the potential anti-doping violation.
Good was scheduled to fight Belal Muhammad in New York at UFC 205. The UFC is currently seeking a replacement to fight Muhammad.
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 fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
Luque (10-5-1 MMA) is riding a three-fight winning streak coming in as a late replacement. Two submission wins over Alvaro Herrera and Hayder Hassan was followed by a KO win over Héctor Urbina at UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg in a ‘Performance of the Night’.