UFC announced today that Brock Lesnar also failed an in-competition drug test at UFC 200 before defeating Mark Hunt. As noted over the weekend, Lesnar failed an out-of-competition drug test from a June 28th sample taken by the US Anti-Doping Agency. In-competition is considered the 12-hour window before and after the fight.
Lesnar failed both tests for the same banned substance. The name of the drug has not been revealed by the USADA yet and won’t be unless Lesnar himself makes it known first.
MMAFighting.com reports that the second positive failure will likely be lumped into the previous one as a single potential anti-doping violation. UFC’s anti-doping policy states that two positive tests could be considered aggravating circumstances, potentially leading to further sanctioning.
Lesnar passed multiple drug tests before failing the one taken from a June 28th sample. He was tested eight times in the month leading up to the fight and passed the first five tests but has now failed at least two of the last three tests. Lesnar, who is facing at least a two-year ban from UFC, told the Associated Press last week, “We will get to the bottom of this.”
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