Lyman Good, the inaugural Bellator welterweight champion, has been removed from the UFC 205 fight card at Madison Square Garden.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency notified the UFC of a potential doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample. The anti-doping test was Good was conducted on October 14, 2016, just under a month before the UFC makes its New York City debut on November 12.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has not disclosed the substance for which Good tested positive. Under anti-doping rules, USADA cannot reveal that information until after the athlete releases details or until after the adjudication process has taken place.

Good has been provisionally suspended by USADA. The only New York City resident on the card, Good was scheduled to fight Belal Muhammad in New York at UFC 205 and now he UFC is currently seeking a replacement to fight Muhammad. Making a debut in the UFC last July with an impressive second round knockout over Andrew Craig, the Puerto Rican American mixed martial artist is best known for his time spent with Bellator, where he was the inaugural Bellator Welterweight Champion. He currently competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Born and raised in the Spanish Harlem section of New York, Lyman Good joined mixed martial arts after her mother felt it would be right for his son to get into MMA to release his anger. Considered one of the top welterweight and middleweight fighters in the Northeast, Good moved up the MMA ranks quickly and also became a Sensei/instructor for Tiger Schulmann mixed martial arts in Manhattan.

In 2005, Lyman Good started his fighting career at the Ring of Combat promotion. He fractured his hand in the beginning of his second fight but went on to win the match by TKO against John Zecchino. Good also participated in three kickboxing matches in Chuck Norris’s World Combat League and won all three.

Lyman scored a takedown early in the first round in the finals of the Bellator Fighting Championships welterweight tournament took place at Bellator XI. He trapped Omar De La Cruz against the cage, and pounded his way to a TKO victory. In his first title defense, Good fought rising star Ben Askren and went on to lose a Unanimous Decision losing his Bellator Welterweight Title. Good debuted in Bellator’s fourth season welterweight tournament quarterfinals against prospect Chris Lozano on March 5, 2011 and won the fight via unanimous decision.

Good was expected to be a participant on the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn but lost his fight to get into the house. He made his promotional debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a short notice replacement against Andrew Craig on July 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 71. He filled in for an injured Edgar Garcia and won the fight by TKO in the second round. The figher was expected to face Omari Akhmedov on December 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80 but pulled from the bout in late October and was replaced by Sérgio Moraes.

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