Brock Lesnar Handed One-Year Ban by USADA

Brock Lesnar will not be able to compete in MMA until July...


Brock Lesnar has been given a one-year ban from all mixed martial arts competition by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The 39-year-old was popped for banned substances following his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 and now he is being made to pay the price.

The former UFC heavyweight champion looked exceptional in his UFC return, dominating Hunt in every round of their three-round fight. Unfortunately for Lesnar, this performance was completely overshadowed days later when he tested positive for clomiphene – an oestrogen blocker.

Brock Lesnar may have fought for the last time at UFC 200 / Credit: UFC

Lesnar has already been hit with a year-long suspension and a $250,000 fine by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and his win was overturned, with the fight being ruled as a no-contest. Now, USADA has banned Lesnar for a year, starting retroactively from July 15th, 2016.

USADA released a statement on their actions, which can be read here: (via Fox Sports)

Lesnar, 39, tested positive for clomiphene and its metabolite, 4-hydroxyclomiphene, following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on June 28, 2016, and an in-competition urine test conducted on July 9, 2016, at UFC 200 in Las Vegas, Nev. Clomiphene is a prohibited substance in the category of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the WADA Prohibited List.”

 “Lesnar’s one-year period of ineligibility began on July 15, 2016, the date on which he was provisionally suspended by USADA, and is identical in length to the sanction imposed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on December 15, 2016. In addition, the NSAC overturned Lesnar’s victory at UFC 200 to a no-contest.”
What do you guys think of this? Did USADA handle the situation fairly? Will we see Lesnar in the Octagon again once his ban is lifted? Let us know what you think of Facebook and Twitter.

Brock Lesnar Handed One-Year Ban by USADA

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