Tim Means flagged for ‘potential’ USADA violation, Donald Cerrone to get a new opponent

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 04.02.2016 15:31h Author:


Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone lost his UFC Fight Night 83 main event opponent. Tim Means has been flagged for a “potential Anti-Doping Policy violation” stemming from an out-of-competition drug test with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

 The UFC’s statement can be read below.

‘The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Tim Means of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. However, because Means was scheduled to compete against Donald Cerrone on February 21 in Pittsburgh, there is insufficient time for a full review and proper promotion before the scheduled bout. As a result, UFC will announce shortly a replacement opponent for Cerrone on the UFC Fight Night card in Pittsburgh.

Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.’

Shortly after the UFC’s announcement, Means posted the following statement on Twitter:

‘Fucccck that came out of left field! @usantidoping

‘Never even heard of ostarine! Look at my physic. Do I look like a steroid user! Lol.’