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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Brock Lesnar has been flagged for a second anti-doping violation related to his UFC 200 return fight on July 9.
UFC released a statement Tuesday announcing that UFC was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of an in-competition violation on the actual fight date, July 9.
UFC said it’s the same substance that Lesnar tested positive for on June 28 during out-of-competition testing. UFC did not say what the substance is.
UFC’s full statement reads:
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar that his in-competition sample collection from July 9, 2016, at UFC 200, has tested positive for the same substance as his previously announced out-of-competition collection on June 28, 2016.
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The Nevada State Athletic Commission also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed at UFC 200 in Las Vegas.
“Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”