Heavyweight Brock Lesnar Suspended 1 Year, Fined $250K for Failed Drug Tests at UFC 200

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 15, 2016


Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was handed a one-year suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Thursday for failing two drug tests in relation to his UFC 200 bout against Mark Hunt.

In addition, Lesnar was fined $250,000 and his unanimous decision victory over Hunt will be overturned to a no contest. Lesnar tested positive for the estrogen blocker clomiphene during an out-of-competition drug test on June 28 as well as in in-competition test on the day of UFC 200.

Lesnar, who fought on July 9 for the first time since Dec. 2011, earned a $2.5 million dollar purse for the event, meaning the NAC fined him 10 percent of that amount. The South Dakota native will be eligible to return to active competition in July 2017. His case with the United States Anti-Doping Agency is still pending, although it is likely he will receive a similar suspension.

Lesnar’s UFC return was described as a one-off appearance from his WWE contract, and after facing Hunt the massive heavyweight returned to the sports entertainment realm. It unknown if he has any plans to return to mixed martial arts once his suspension ends.

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