Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar has now also been flagged for failing an in-competition test for banned substances, not long after the news broke that he failed an out-of-competition test for his bout at UFC 200. This also comes in the aftermath of a scandal involving former Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, who suspended from fighting for a failing two tests as well.
The website ufc.com issued a statement regarding the matter.
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar that his in-competition sample collection from July 9, 2016, at UFC 200, has tested positive for the same substance as his previously announced out-of-competition collection on June 28, 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 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.”