Brock Lesnar‘s unanimous decision victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 now appears to be in jeopardy, along with his MMA career. According to reports from ESPN, the UFC has been informed that Lesnar has been flagged by the USADA for a possible doping violation.
BREAKING: UFC notified of potential Anti-Doping Policy violation by Brock Lesnar from June 28. pic.twitter.com/LRpovUlxkC
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 15, 2016
Brock Lesnar Flagged for USADA Violation at UFC 200
The UFC said in a statement that it was not informed of the June 28th test violation until Thursday, as such they had no reason to remove Brock Lesnar from last week’s card. The UFC had earlier removed Jon Jones from UFC 200 due to an out of competition positive test.
Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion, made his return at UFC 200 after four years away from the sport. He has not announced whether or not this was a one-off or if he planned on having more fights going forward. The B-Sample will now be tested, and if it is proven that Lesnar was doping, he could face up to a two-year ban from fighting.
Lesnar is also contracted as a professional wrestler with the WWE. He is scheduled to face Randy Orton at the annual SummerSlam event in August. The WWE recently suspended superstar Roman Reigns for a “wellness violation” related to doping. It is unclear if the WWE will suspend Lesnar for a test that was not administered under the company’s wellness policy, or if they are even legally allowed to do so. It will be interesting to see how Lesnar’s WWE contract would handle such a situation.
Main Photo: LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Brock Lesnar answers questions during an open workout for fans and media at TMobile Arena on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)