Tim Means

UFC welterweight fighter Tim Means has successfully managed to argue that a recent USADA anti-doping drug test failure was due to unintentionally having used a tainted supplement, leading to a reduction in the length of his suspension from the sport.

Means, aka ‘The Dirty Bird’ had been facing the possibility of being banned for two years after testing positive for Ostarine, a selective androgen receptor modulator that can give steroid-like benefits, but the 32 year-old has been adamant that he was innocent of using the PED and has now been able to prove it came from a contaminated supplement without his knowledge, which has led to his suspension being reduced to just six months.

The suspension will be retroactive from February when he first failed the test, which led to him being pulled from a fight with Donald Cerrone, and means that he would now be able to compete again as early as August 3rd.

Means is the second UFC fighter who’s now been able to use the tainted supplement argument in order to steer clear of a far more severe punishment, following in the footsteps of Yoel Romero, who proved that his positive test for Ibutamoren had come from a dietary supplement, which also resulted in him being handed a six month suspension as well.

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