BREAKING – Brock Lesnar potentially violated UFC drug-testing policy

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Brock Lesnar (art credit Travis Beaven © PWTorch)


UFC president Dana White declared earlier this week that Brock Lesnar was clean for his UFC 200 fight last Saturday, July 9.

The USADA drug-testing organization says otherwise.

UFC released a statement Friday evening that Lesnar potentially violated the anti-doping policy leading up his UFC return fight against Mark Hunt.

The statement reads: “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016. USADA received the testing results from the June 28, 2016 sample collection from the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory on the evening of July 14, 2016.”

UFC did not specific what Lesnar “potentially” tested positive for. [ Full Statement at ]

Lesnar was drug-tested several times leading up to UFC 200. He was granted an exemption to fight because he retired before the drug-testing policy was implemented.

After retiring in 2011, Lesnar returned to UFC to a much different drug-testing environment with strict policies administered by the USADA.

The next steps are Lesnar filing an appeal and the Nevada State Athletic Commission determining what, if any, punishment will be handed out to Lesnar.

It also remains to be seen if the drug-testing result affects his standing with WWE, which has its own Wellness Policy.

Lesnar is scheduled to return to the ring against Randy Orton at the Summerslam PPV in August.

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