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UFC fighter files suit against Gaspari Nutrition, Vitamin Shoppe for peddling tainted supplements

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Former Bellator MMA welterweight champion, Lyman Good, was yanked from his planned showdown against 170-pound stalwart Belal Muhammad at the UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event last November in New York, following his United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation.

Read our initial report here.

As a result of his infraction, which returned positive for 1-androstenedione and its metabolite, 1-(5α)-androsten-3α-ol-17-one, Good was suspended for six months, retroactive to Oct. 24 of last year.

In the wake of his failed drug test, Good was adamant he did not intentionally cheat and vowed to clear his name (those comments here). The dietary supplement he was taking at the time (Anavite) was subsequently submitted to the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, and returned positive for 1-androstenedione.

Without 1-androstenedione being identified on the product label or disclosed anywhere in the online description, the product was deemed contaminated and afforded Good a reduced sentence.

Now, “Cyborg” is fighting back.

Good filed suit against the manufacturer, Gaspari Nutrition, for allegedly lacing the product with steroids to increase results and ultimately, increase sales and profitability, according to TMZ. In addition, attorneys have also named Vitamin Shoppe as a defendant, for stocking the product despite its vow to "enforce strict quality assurance."

Good returned to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition at the UFC on FOX 25 event last July, where he dropped a split decision to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos in his backyard of Long Island, New York.

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