News broke this evening that during an out-of-competition drug test conducted by the USADA, Brock Lesnar has tested positive for a possible doping violation.
UFC.com posted a statement earlier this evening regarding the test, which was conducted on June 28th, 2016. The results came in on July 14th and UFC was notified shortly thereafter.
Lesnar recently competed at UFC 200, where he defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision. Despite the fact that the test took place prior to UFC 200, the results were not available until after the show. There is an appeals process, and a follow-up test can be conducted on a B-sample if Lesnar requests it.
This positive test comes hot off the heels of Jon Jones, who was flagged mere days before UFC 200.
Below is the press release issued by UFC earlier today. We will have more information as it develops, as well as any updates related to how this will affect his role in WWE heading into SummerSlam.
“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.”