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Walt Harris suspended by USADA, UFC 232 win over Andrei Arlovski overturned

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski, was able to snap a three-fight losing streak without even throwing a single punch, thanks to the drug-testing regulators at United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Walt Harris, who captured a split decision win over “The Pitbull” at UFC 232 last December in Las Vegas, Nevada, was suspended four months by USADA and had his win overturned by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) after testing positive for the anabolic agent LGD-4033.

The reduced sentence is a result of “The Big Ticket” being able to demonstrate that a contaminated supplement was the culprit behind his “Golden State” hiccup. While not every fighter is on board with that defense, it still works ... for now.

The suspension is retroactive to Dec. 30, so as of this writing, the 35 year-old Harris (11-7, 1 NC) is still scheduled to compete against Sergey Spivak at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on May 4 in Ottawa.