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UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau ends USADA appeal, agrees to two-year suspension

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You can't fight city hall.

Well, technically you can, but it's going to cost you an arm and a leg, something Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran Gleison Tibau can't afford right now after getting bagged and tagged by USADA following UFC Fight Night 77 last November.

Like Frog once said in Colors, "I got more time than money."

"I'll take the minimum punishment under the new rules, which is a two-year suspension," Tibau told MMA Junkie. "It won't do any good to spend all this money, to simply reduce the penalty by three to six months. It's not worth it. The expense is too great to try to appeal this. So I think I'll end it now."

Tibau tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO).

That said, the longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) contender insists he did not ingest anything with the intent to cheat and later apologized for the infraction. In addition, Tibau, 32, vowed to meet with his team to discover where they made the "mistake" in training.

He's got two years to figure it out.

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