Lyman Good has been removed from the UFC 205 fight card at Madison Square Garden after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency notified the UFC of a potential doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample on Monday.
USADA, which administers the UFC’s anti-doping testing, has provisionally suspended Good.
The test on Manhattan’s Good was conducted on Oct. 14, 2016, just under a month before the UFC makes its New York City debut on Nov. 12. According to USADA’s UFC athlete testing website, Good has only been tested once in 2016.
Good, the only New York City resident on the card, was scheduled to fight Belal Muhammad in a welterweight prelim bout. Vicente Luque will replace Good, the UFC said Tuesday.
Good, the inaugural Bellator welterweight champion, made his UFC debut last year with a second-round knockout of Andrew Craig. He was supposed to fight again last December, but an injury forced him to withdraw.
Muhammad (10-1, 1-1), last fought on Sept. 17 when he stopped Augusto Montano by TKO in the third round at UFC Fight Night 94.
Luque (10-5-1, 3-1), is on a three-fight win streak, most recently winning Performance of the Night for his first-round stoppage of Hector Urbina at UFC Fight Night on Sept. 24. All three of his wins in the UFC have been by first- or second-round stoppage.
UFC 205 now returns to its originally scheduled 13-bout lineup.