Bad news for both the WWE and UFC today, as one of the biggest names in sports may have failed a pre-fight drug test.
UFC announced today that they have been informed by USADA, short for the United States Anti-Doping Association that former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar may have potentially violated the wellness policy resulting from an out of competition test from June 28th 2016. Brock Lesnar recently fought at UFC 200 where he defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision.
Below is the statement that UFC issued in regards to the potential violation.
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."
World Wrestling Entertainment that Brock Lesnar has a limited appearance contract with have acknowledged the UFC statement, but did not as of the writing of this update release a statement of their own; simply saying "Brock Lesnar has not performed for WWE since WrestleMania and is not scheduled to return until Sunday, Aug. 21."