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Published: 11:07 | 20/7/16

Lesnar fails second test


UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is facing a potential two-year ban from the sport after he failed a second dope test.

Lesnar tested positive for an unnamed substance in an out-of-competition sample on June 28 and the same substance was found in his in-competition sample after his UFC200 heavyweight victory over Mark Hunt on July 9.

"The UFC organization was notified today that the 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," a statement from the UFC read.

"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."

Lesnar was tested eight times in the month leading up to UFC200 with five of those tests coming back clear and one still pending.


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