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UFC welterweight Tim Means suspended six months following USADA settlement

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight veteran Tim Means was recently pulled from his Donald Cerrone fight on FOX Sports 1, scheduled for the UFC Fight Night 83 mixed martial arts (MMA) event earlier this year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The culprit?

An anti-doping violation detected during his out-of-competition drug test.

But Means was adamant he was not juicing or trying to gain a competitive edge, insisting he never heard of Ostarine and that his violation came out of left field (more on that here). In addition, the "Dirty Bird" raised a few questions about the validity of his urine sample.

The substance -- a banned androgen modulator with anabolic properties -- was eventually traced back to a tainted supplement.

As a result, Means will have a potential two-year suspension reduced to just six months, according to United States Anti-Doping Agency (via MMA Junkie), retroactive to Feb. 3, which means he could be back inside the Octagon as early as August.

Just don't tell this guy.

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