UFC veteran Lyman Good files lawsuit against companies for tainted supplement

UFC welterweight Lyman Good is going after the companies who made and sold a supplement he alleges is behind a positive drug test.

Good (19-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), via attorney David M. Fish, today filed a lawsuit in New York alleging the companies were part of “an ongoing, fraudulent scheme to adulterate certain products with anabolic steroids and misbrand those products as ‘dietary supplements’ to defraud consumers.”

TMZ first reported the news.

The lawsuit names as defendants Gaspari Nutrition and Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, as well as executives Richard Gaspari and Jared L. Wheat, who acquired a stake in Gaspari in April 2016. It also names supplement seller The Vitamin Shoppe where Good alleges he purchased a multi-vitamin, Anavite, later found to contain the androstenedione, a banned performance-enhancer that mimics anabolic steroids.

Calls to Gaspari Nutrition and Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals were not immediately returned.

Good denies knowingly using steroids and said he was taking the supplement when an out-of-competition drug test from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency found the banned anabolic agent in his system. Good claims he sent the bottle of Anavite to an independent lab, which certified it contained androstenedione. As the result of that, he claims, USADA added the multi-vitamin to its “high-risk list.”

The UFC’s anti-doping partner noted Good’s used of a dietary supplement product and said a World Anti-Doping Agency-certified lab discovered androstenedione, which was not disclosed on its label of ingredients. As a result, Good received a six-month suspension for unknowingly ingesting a banned substance.

The UFC welterweight wants a trial to determine compensatory damages, as well as damages for future earning capacity, lost capacity in living, punitive damages. He also seeks injunction on defendants to “identify, locate and warn all purchasers of Anavite.”

As the result of his failed out-of-competition test, Good was pulled from a fight with Belal Muhammad at UFC 205. He returned to the octagon in July and lost a split decision to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at UFC on FOX 25.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

jQuery.extend( window._usmgOptions,{ scriptUrl: “https://s2.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/usatoday-plugins/api-galleries/assets”, analyticsCallback: “galleryAnalytics”, fullscreenUrl: “http://mmajunkie.com/sigallery/bzxFHHFN5Us9uEzgMuFokj/278687”, customAnalytics: true, title: “Santos def. Good”, feedsrc: 2 } );(typeof _usdpgw == “undefined”) ? _usdpgw = new _usdpGalleryWall(window._usmgOptions) : _usdpgw.start();
Filed under: News, UFC
Source: MMA Junkie

UFC on FOX 25 bonuses: Brazilians hit it big

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Alex Oliveira, Junior Albini, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Lyman Good each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 25 event.

Dos Santos and Good earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Oliveira and Albini each won “Performance of the Night” honors.

UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.

UFC on FOX 25 took place Saturday at NYCB LIVE at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The card aired on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Brazilian welterweight Oliveira (18-3-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) spent most of the first round of his bout with Ryan LaFlare (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) flat on his back. That changed in the second, when Oliviera landed a perfect right hand as LaFlare looked for the takedown, leaving his opponent out cold.

Brazilian heavyweight Albini (14-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made a huge splash in his UFC debut, taking on veteran Timothy Johnson (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and shocking him with a first-round knockout and cashing an extra check in the process.

Meanwhile, Brazilian welterweight dos Santos (17-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) went toe-to-toe with Good (19-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) for the entirety of their preliminary bout, trading shots in the pocket for 15 minutes. In the end, dos Santos appeared the fresher man in the later stages of the contest and was rewarded with a split decision. Both men take home an extra $50,000 for their gutsy efforts.

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 25, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

jQuery.extend( window._usmgOptions,{ scriptUrl: “https://s2.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/usatoday-plugins/api-galleries/assets”, analyticsCallback: “galleryAnalytics”, fullscreenUrl: “http://mmajunkie.com/sigallery/bzxFHHFN5Us9uEzgMuFokj/260784”, customAnalytics: true, title: “Santos def. Good”, feedsrc: 2 } );(typeof _usdpgw == “undefined”) ? _usdpgw = new _usdpGalleryWall(window._usmgOptions) : _usdpgw.start();
Filed under: News, UFC
Source: MMA Junkie

UFC on FOX 25 results: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos decisions Lyman Good in entertaining affair

jQuery.extend( window._usmgOptions,{ scriptUrl: “https://s2.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/usatoday-plugins/api-galleries/assets”, analyticsCallback: “galleryAnalytics”, fullscreenUrl: “http://mmajunkie.com/sigallery/bzxFHHFN5Us9uEzgMuFokj/260800”, customAnalytics: true, title: “Santos def. Good”, feedsrc: 2 } );(typeof _usdpgw == “undefined”) ? _usdpgw = new _usdpGalleryWall(window._usmgOptions) : _usdpgw.start();

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Lyman Good threw down for 15 minutes, but dos Santos brought a few more weapons to bear and a little more energy to use them.

Although one judge dissented for Good (19-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Santos (17-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) picked up two scorecards to take home the split call in the entertaining affair.

The welterweight bout closed out the preliminary card of today’s UFC on FOX 25 event at NYCB LIVE at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. It aired on FOX following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of a main card on FOX.

The final tallies were 30-27 twice for Santos and 29-28 for Good, who returned to the cage after a two-year layoff. That time away from the octagon didn’t show initially. But as the fight went into deep waters, Santos began to separate himself.

Good was on his heels early when Santos got a takedown and smothered him when he got back to his feet. Santos missed a follow-up takedown, but his leg kicks began to pay dividends, with one sweeping Good off his feet. Good repaid the favor with a takedown, and the two slugged it out to close the opening frame.

A constant jab kept Good in the fight as he walked down Santos in the second round. Santos abandoned the leg kicks that were previously successful and couldn’t get a takedown. But when the two exchanged, he landed a flying knee and right hand that wobbled Good at the close of the round.

Heavy clinch action in the final frame kept Good from unloading punches, and it may have sapped his energy reserves. Santos went back to his kicks and attacked the leg and head with spinning attacks, while Good seemed to lose the steam on his punches. The two rallied for one last exchange, and again, Good was on the losing end of it as Santos nailed him with a right hand at the bell.

Santos now has won three straight in the octagon, while Good’s return is repaid with his first loss in four fights.

Up-to-the-minute UFC on FOX 25 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 25, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s Matt Erickson contributed to this report on site in New York.)

Filed under: News, UFC
Source: MMA Junkie