On Thursday afternoon, The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) suspended former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar for one year due to numerous failed drug tests.
As part of a settlement agreement with NAC, the result of the fight in which Lesnar won is now a no contest and he will also pay a 250,000 fine. Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC) initially defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200 via unanimous decision.
On two occasions, Lesnar tested positive for the anti-estrogenic agent Hydroxy-clomiphene in drug tests administered prior to his UFC 200 fight on July 9 against Hunt. The first in an out-of-competition USADA drug test on June 28, then in an in-competition test administered in the days surrounding the event.
He’s eligible to return to MMA in July 2017.
Are We Surprised?
Can we honestly be shocked by Lesnar’s drug suspensation? Let’s be honest the man looks the incredible hulk and most likely his pecs are bigger than my head. It’s sickening to see so many athletes take performance enhancing drugs today. The NAC gives out hard suspensions which I respect, unlike the NFL. We may have seen Lesnar’s last MMA fight as he’ll be 40 by the end of his suspension.