Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been notified by USADA of a potential Anti-Doping violation due to an out-competition drug test he recently submitted.

The potential Anti-Doping violation was announced by the UFC in a statement today.

“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,” the UFC statement said. “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.”

Lesnar (6-3) scored a decision victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 and it was his first fight since the end of 2011 and following the news of the potential anti-doping violation, Lesnar issued a short statement to the Associated Press.

“We will get to the bottom of this,” Lesnar stated.

6 Responses

  1. RODNEY P

    Jason Floyd, I am coming around to your way of thinking about USADA, these results have to start coming back quicker than they are. It’s getting to be like a USADA grand standing show. The only thing memorable about UFC 200 the drug testing violations.

    • Jason Floyd

      Think about this: If USADA had expedited Brock’s drug test results from the June 28 test, that would have been back before UFC 200. Could you imagine if that PPV lost both Jon Jones and Lesnar?

  2. RODNEY P

    Also Jason Floyd, this USADA testing information leaking has long been needing to stop. Keep the information private, don’t let it leak and then come out with a bogus statement of USADA doesn’t give comments. You jerks somehow managed to leak the news of the violator. I like testing the fighters, but this USADA information leaks need to stop.

    • Jason Floyd

      What do you mean by leaking? USADA informs the fighter and then the UFC. Then a statement is released.

  3. RODNEY P

    Okay, I was thinking the news was leaking somehow to the media before the violation was actually confirmed. And yes, I can imagine UFC 200 losing both Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar. To me, these things are not the end of the world, but to others I understand it’s a major news shattering event. I ‘ve played sports, watched sports and the sport go on because there is always someone else ready to step in and step up.

    • Jason Floyd

      Short story on how this works: The “A” sample came back positive for something on banned list. USADA informs fighter and UFC. News is then released to media. At this point, fighter can request that the “B” sample gets tested. It’s unlikely the “B” sample would produce a different result.