USADA Reportedly Informs UFC of Anti-Doping Violation

Published on July 15th, 2016 7:19 pm EST

According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN, the UFC has been informed of a potential anti-doping violation by Brock Lesnar.

According to Okamoto, the anti-doping violation stemmed from a sample that was collected on June 28th. This was roughly two weeks prior to the Lesnar/Mark Hunt fight at UFC 200, which Lesnar won via unanimous decision.

There has been no statement from the UFC as of yet.


USADA reportedly tested Lesnar five times between the time that Lesnar announced his return to the UFC and the time that UFC 200 took place on July 9th. Lesnar received an exemption that allowed him to fight on the card - normally athletes are subject to testing for a full four months before they can fight in the UFC.


While Lesnar hasn't been found guilty of anything as of yet, this is obviously still a major blow to the UFC.

After all, the planned main event for UFC 200 was originally supposed to feature Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier, though Jones was pulled from the event following a positive drug test. Daniel Cormier would go on to fight Anderson "The Spider" Silva on short notice.

The King is learning of the news that Brock Lesnar potentially tested positive for an anti-doping violation.

The ironic point in all of this is that Lesnar was asked about Jones' positive drug test prior to UFC 200. Lesnar said that Jones was "unprofessional".

Well, unless something changes, Lesnar has now also tested positive for some sort of an anti-doping violation.


Imagine if both Lesnar and Jones had been pulled off the card prior to UFC 200? There was enough of a storm after Jones had been pulled from the card - Lesnar being pulled as well would have been catastrophic.

We'll obviously continue to monitor this story as it develops.

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