Brock Lesnar flagged for anti-doping violation after UFC200

The news comes a week after he defeated Mark Hunt on his return to the UFC

Brock Lesnar has been flagged for a potential anti-doping violation by USADA just a week after he defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on his return to the UFC.

A statement released by the UFC says the results of the test, which was taken on June 28 and two weeks before his fight with Hunt, were returned on July 14 and he will be afforded a "full fair legal review process".

Jon Jones was ruled out of UFC200 after failing a drugs test and the rule that specifies fighters must wait a four month period when they are coming out of retirement was waived so Lesnar could be sandwiched onto the card last weekend.

This leads to an embarrassing situation for the UFC now due to the criticism they faced for that decision. That criticism now appears justified. 

The statement read:

“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.