Brock Lesnar Suspended By UFC For Drug Test Failures
The rules may not apply to Brock Lesnar in WWE, but that isn’t the case at all in UFC: Brock Lesnar has been officially suspended for his two UFC 200 drug test failures.
The news was formally announced on Twitter by MMAFighting.com journalist Shaheen Al-Shatti:
Brock Lesnar has been temporarily suspended for his two UFC 200 drug testing failures. Official hearing at a later date.
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) August 23, 2016
Although Lesnar won his fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 via unanimous decision, the Nevada State Athletic Commission reserves the right to overturn that decision, pending the outcome of the hearing. To make matters worse for Lesnar, he faces possible sanctions from the Nevada commission and USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency). Never mind the blow to Lesnar’s pocketbook that his temporary suspension from UFC represents, this could hurt his brand in WWE as well, since the “freak of nature” aura surrounding him could be severely undermined.
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