I can't remember which forum user posted this (apologies for not referencing you), but someone mentioned that USADA are making a point of not "deciding" on suspensions in big cases. Instead, they are holding out until said fighter "accepts" a suspension and waives their right to arbitration. They gave Josh Barnett a suspension, and then he had his suspension dismissed in arbitration. Can fighters even apply for arbitration before a "decision" has been made by USADA? If not, this is a brilliant loophole by USADA to prevent fighters from getting light punishments in arbitration. You just refuse to give them a decision until they sign a "plea deal" -- and if they don't agree to anything, you just don't sentence them until their full suspension is up.