However, it now seems as though those rumours are unfounded. Several media sites had suggested that Lesnar had re-entered himself into the USADA testing pool, doing this would mark the first step into an Octagon return.
Lesnar was suspended in February of this year (retroactive to UFC 200 in July 2016) after testing positive for Clomiphene and hydroxyl-clomiphene, the agent is used as an anti-estrogen and tends to be used during an off cycle period of a steroid cycle – for this reason, it is banned by USADA.
Reports suggested that Lesnar had notified the UFC of his interest in returning to competition and that he was added to the USADA’s pool of testing, the same reports also suggested that Lesnar would lose his WWE title at Summerslam, and the November card in Madison Square Garden was the targeted event for his return – However this appears to once again be a case of fake news.
Jeff Novitzky who is UFCs Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance has come out and said there is no truth to the reports. “Lesnar is not currently enrolled in the USADA testing pool, nor has there been any inquiry on his part to do so.
Lesnar made his Octagon return at UFC 200 back in July of last year, the return marked the first time Lesnar had been inside the Octagon since he suffered a defeat at the hands of Alistair Overeem back at UFC 141 in 2011. Lesnar fought Mark Hunt to a unanimous decision, but that was subsequently overturned to a no-contest following the results of Lesnar’s failed tests.
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