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USADA suspends former UFC champion Brock Lesnar for one year

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today in a press release their decision to suspend heavyweight Brock Lesnar, 39, for one year due to testing positive for two banned substances.

Specifically, in an out-of-competition urine test on June 28, 2016 and in-competition test July 9, 2016, found the banned substances Clomiphene and its metabolite 4-hydroxclomiphene.

As hormone and metabolic modulators Clomiphene is banned at all times under UFC Anti-Doping regulations.

Lesnar’s decision win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 has been overturned to a no-contest.

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The ban starts retroactively on July 15, 2016 which is the provisional suspension date by USADA. Lesnar was also sanctioned for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Dec. 15, 2016.

Lesnar is required to “remain in the USADA registered testing pool and make themselves available for testing in order to receive credit for time served under his or her sanction. Furthermore, if an athlete retires during his or her period of ineligibility, the athlete‚Äôs sanction will be tolled until such time the athlete notifies USADA of his or her return from retirement and once again makes him or herself available for no-advance-notice, out-of-competition testing.”

“The Beast Incarnate” returned to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) shortly after the Hunt fight. As of his writing, he has not released an official comment.


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

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