Brock Lesnar receives one year suspension, UFC 200 win changed to no contest
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been handed a one year suspension for a pair of anti-doping violations earlier this year
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has handed former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar a one-year suspension for his failed pre-fight drug test ahead of his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt in July.
The heavyweight also agreed to a $250,000 fine, 10-percent of his $2.5million purse, as part of a settlement with the NSAC.
Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC) earned a unanimous decision win over Hunt.. This victory marked the former NCAA wrestling champion’s first professional fight since he announced his retirement back in 2011.
However, the UFC later announced Lesnar had been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping agency for a potential violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test from June 28. In a statement, the UFC revealed it was not aware of the potential violation until five days after UFC 200 took place in Las Vegas.
Then the bombshell dropped when it was revealed Lesnar had also been flagged for a second anti-doping violation, this time from an in-competition collection on July 9 ahead UFC 200.
As a result of his suspension, his win over Hunt was also overturned to a “No Contest.”
It was also revealed Lesnar had tested positive for the anti-estrogenic agent clomiphene, the same banned substance found in former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Jones, a former light heavyweight champion, was also a handed a one year suspension. Both fighters will be eligible to return to competition in July 2017.
However, with Lesnar’s career in the WWE, there is no guarantee he will actually return to the UFC once his suspension is up.
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