It was reported last Friday that Brock Lesnar had tested positive during an “out-of-competition” drug test administered by the USADA in the weeks leading up to his UFC 200 bout. Today it is being reported that Lesnar also failed his “in-competition” drug test administered on July 9th, the day of UFC 200.
The UFC has released an official statement about the USADA’s findings:
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar that his in-competition sample collection from July 9, 2016, at UFC 200, has tested positive for the same substance as his previously announced out-of-competition collection on June 28, 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 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.”
Lesnar tested positive for the same type of substance but exactly that substance is, only time will tell. His UFC 200 opponent, Mark Hunt, was very angry after it was revealed that Lesnar failed his out-of-competition drug test and demanded that the UFC give him half of Lesnar’s $2.5 million dollar fight purse. One can only imagine the anger Hunt has now knowing that Lesnar failed his drug test on fight night.
Lesnar and his camp have remained quite since the report broke last Friday and the former UFC heavyweight champion only released a short statement to the Associated Press saying that “We will get to the bottom of this.”