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USADA informs Brock Lesnar of potential anti-doping violation

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar that a June 28th out-of-competition test was flagged for a potential violation.

Lesnar, who competed at UFC 200 and defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision, could be suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

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The substance identified in Lesnar’s sample was not released by USADA or Lesnar.

The UFC released the following statement on its website.

“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.

“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 in close proximity to Lesnar’s bout 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.”

The WWE did not release a statement but it did post a story on Lesnar’s potential violation.

Lesnar becomes the second UFC 200 participant to have a potential violation. Jon Jones was also notified and was removed from the main event with Daniel Cormier and replaced with Anderson Silva.

The process continues.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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