Brock Lesnar reportedly was tested five times after initial testing data was released by UFC anti-doping partner USADA.
Today, the promotion announced that Lesnar failed an out-of-competition test conducted June 28, or 11 days prior to his fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The positive test was reported by the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory on July 14, five days after the event.
Lesnar, per a release, has been notified of a potential anti-doping violation and is likely to receive a provisional suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulated the July 9 pay-per-view event.
Per the UFC and USADA’s standard procedure on potential doping violations, the substance for which Lesnar tested positive was not disclosed, and will not be unless the fighter discloses it or the results management process has concluded.
Got to think with the press that will come with this, that WWE has to suspend him.
EDIT: Kind of funny that Brock was going on about how unprofessional it was for Jones to get flagged and then has the same thing happen to him.
Mark Hunt is pissed off at the UFC and is demanding half of Brock's pay or he wants to be released effective immediately. Can't see the UFC giving Hunt 1.25 million dollars, though he absolutely has every right to be angry. Of course Brock's win will almost definitely be changed to a No Contest as well.
EDIT: Damn just thought of this too, Brock is going to be the cover superstar for the new WWE game. Going to look bad having a guy who failed a drug test for PEDs to be on the cover of your video game.
They could and it wouldn't impact a thing which is all the more reason to do it. They have to do something or they look like giant hypocrites. Surely their stance isn't going to be "our wellness policy and testing is better than USADA" because that would be laughably bad. Besides this is basically the same type of thing that cost Billy Gunn his job as a trainer in NXT. He failed a drug test for PEDs outside of WWE due to him competing in a weight lifting competition. Not a good look when you have two high profile drug test failures in the span of a month.
Post by PatriotPaine on Jul 22, 2016 9:31:31 GMT -6
Billy Gunn was working with the young talent in the PC, Brock Lesnar is a talent who works a few dates a year.
Even if they would have suspended him, it would have been a joke. How can you suspend someone from days they weren't even going to work? And it wouldn't be right to delay a suspension a month just so dates that would be worked would be suspended.
I say a suspension (really in name only) and a prorated docking of his pay. So if you suspend him one month then dock him 1/12 of what WWE pays him annually. He already stands to lose 1/2 of his UFC purse once the NSAC decision is final.