UFC 200: Brock Lesnar Fails Second Drug Test Conducted By USADA

UFC 200: Brock Lesnar

There’s bad news for Brock Lesnar again folks! The former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE superstar has officially failed a second drug test conducted by USADA for UFC 200. But this time his in-competition sample from July 9, 2016 tested positive for the exact same banned substance found in his out-of-competition collection on June 28, 2016.

At the moment, USADA won’t disclose the substance until Lesnar decides to announce it himself. Lesnar hasn’t publicly addressed the second drug test failure yet.

Since the first failed drug test news broke out, his opponent Mark Hunt has expressed interest in Lesnar’s full purse from UFC 200 or his release from the promotion.

Official UFC Statement

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.

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