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UFC heavyweight Walt Harris has been suspended four month by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the agency announced Monday.

The 35-year-old Harris tested positive for the anabolic agent LGD-4033 in an in-competition urine sample collected by the California State Athletic Commission at UFC 232 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

While Harris could have been suspended as long as two years, he cooperated with USADA on “with information about a dietary supplement product he was using before and at the time of the relevant sample collection,” per USADA.

This info helped demonstrate that Harris unknowingly ingested a prohibited substance through a tainted supplement, and USADA thus reduced his penalty.

Harris’ split-decision win over Anrdei Arlovski at UFC 232 was changed to a no-contest by CSAC

The suspension is backdated to Dec. 30, the date of UFC 232, which means Harris (11-7 MMA; 4-4 UFC) will be eligible to compete again on April 30.

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