The controversial Brock Lesnar UFC 200 return match may have given Lesnar a comeback win. However, the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) latest notification hints at a potential anti-doping violation that may render his win void.
USADA is yet to divulge any information regarding the potential anti-doping violation. The agency has already sent Brock Lesnar and UFC notifications regarding the situation.
The notification may have come in a tad too late. The UFC said it received the notification last July 14. It was five days late after Brock Lesnar won over Mark Hunt by decision.
Brock has already said he will be cooperating during the investigation. The UFC also clarified that collected sample in question was part of an “out-of-competition” routine.
For Brock Lesnar’s match against Hunt, the UFC decided to forego the four-month testing window which is part of their anti-doping program. Due to Brock’s existing contract with WWE, the Brock Lesnar UFC 200 match had UFC give Brock an exemption to their 4-month testing window.
Despite the exemption, Brock Lesnar subjected himself voluntarily to USADA testing a month before the fight.
Meanwhile, ESPN reports Brock Lesnar initially managed to pass the first 3 tests over a 9-day period before the questioned sample was submitted.
As the probe goes further, USADA and Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) will be the ones handling the investigation and deciding on the final outcome.
Meanwhile, a disappointed Mark Hunt voiced his grievances to MMA Fighting. He said cheaters enjoyed impunity despite their offenses. He further confirmed that Brock Lesnar is indeed using performance-enhancing drugs.
As a consequence, Mark Hunt has given UFC two choices. He has asked for either half of Brock Lesnar’s proceeds or his release from UFC’s contract.
Brock Lesnar UFC 200 match may not happen again. Brock is currently under a WWE contract and only agreed for a single match for UFC. His last UFC match was in 2011 while he declared retirement from UFC in 2015. While the details of the violation has not yet been revealed, Brock Lesnar still has WWE to return to. Despite the UFC win, Lesnar has maintained that he will resume retired from UFC. Whatever happens, a