Brock Lesnar has been flagged by USADA for a potential doping violation. The Heavyweight who made his return at UFC 200 after nearly five years away from the sport, picked up a unanimous decision victory over Mark Hunt in the evenings co-Main Event.
Hunt was vocal before the bout that he was unimpressed that Lesnar was afforded an exemption from the four month pre-testing period USADA generally requires from its fighters. Lesnar was announced to be fighting a little over three weeks before the bout, not allowing the agency to carry out its full testing procedure.
The UFC released a statement on Friday night about the potential use of a banned substance.
“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.”
The news comes on the heels of the original UFC 200 headliner Jon Jones being axed from the card just two days before the event, for testing positive for a banned substance on June 16th. USADA has been stringent on its testing procedures but one hopes that they can formulate quicker results for out of competition testing going forward.
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