Brock Lesnar flagged by USADA
By Edward Carbajal
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:
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.