Tim Means was scheduled to face Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 83 on February 21st in Pittsburgh, but Means has been removed from the event following a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation due to an out-of-competition drug test.
UFC officials announced the removal of Means in a statement on Wednesday evening.
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.
Means becomes the second fighter this week to be informed of a potential Anti-Doping violation as the other fighter was light heavyweight Abdul-Kerim Edilov.