Brock Lesnar suspended for one year, fined $250,000 after failing drug tests

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Brock Lesnar prepares to fight Mark Hunt during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was hit with a one-year suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission after failing two drug tests in the lead up to his fight at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt on July 9. Lesnar will also pay a $250,000 fine,

Lesnar, 39, tested positive for the anti-estrogenic agent Hydroxy-clomiphene in an out-of-competition U.S. Anti-Doping Agency drug test on June 28 in an in-competition test on the day of the fight.

Lesnar defeated Hunt by unanimous decision and was paid $2.5 million for his victory.

He would be eligible to return to competition in July 2017. He will also likely to receive a similar suspension from the USADA.

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