Former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar was, once time, notified for failing another drug test. After failing in the exams out of the competition period, which were held on 28 June, this time the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) notified American to have been caught in the test held on July 9, when faced Mark Hunt at UFC 200, in Las Vegas.
The UFC issued an official statement on its website talking about Lesnar anti-doping violation. According to the statement, Lesnar was spotted with the same substance as the first test. However, the substance has not been disclosed by the organization. Lesnar will be brought to trial by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NAC) at a date yet to be set.
Brock Lesnar returned to MMA after four years away. His return was against Mark Hunt at UFC 200. The former champion came out with the victory by unanimous decision.
THE FULL UFC STATEMENT ON BROCK LESNAR
“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.”