Earlier this evening (July 15, 2016), it was announced that the UFC had been notified by USADA of a potential anti-doping violation regarding Brock Lesnar stemming from a sample collected on June 28, 2016 prior to Lesnar’s co-main event victory over Mark Hunt at July 9’s UFC 200 from Las Vegas, Nevada.
The news is still quite fresh with few details being released, but the UFC has released an official statement regarding the manner. Check it out below via UFC.com:
“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.”
What do you make of this breaking news regarding the former UFC heavyweight champion?