Brock Lesnar flagged by USADA

Brock Lesnar flagged by USADA

By Edward Carbajal

Photo: Edward Carbajal/Frontproof Media

Photo: Edward Carbajal/Frontproof Media

Another athlete from the UFC 200 card has been flagged for a potential Anti-Doping violation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Brock Lesnar was informed of a potential violation based on a sample taken in June. Lesnar was tested a few times in that month considering the short notice of the bout announcement and had even gotten an exemption due to the time frame.

 At one point when Jon Jones was removed as the main event, Lesnar versus Mark Hunt was to take place as the new main event. The main event eventually went to Miesha Tate versus Amanda Nunes but the shadows of USADA violations loomed and are again blemishing a once highly anticipated card.

See the full statement from the UFC below:

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.
— UFC.com

This could potentially lead to having the loss Mark Hunt received turned into a “No-contest” but fight fans will have to wait for the full review process. He faces a suspension and fines up to $500,000.

UFC Statement on Brock Lesnar| UFC.com

 

Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.

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