Brock Lesnar has been suspended by the UFC for failing multiple drug tests. Lesnar has been temporarily suspended pending a full hearing after he failed two drug tests surrounding his return to action at UFC 200 in July.
According to Fox Sports, The Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed during a hearing on Tuesday that Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene, which is a metabolite of clomiphene. Clomiphene is an anti-estrogen agent that is typically used after a cycle of steroids to prevent many of the side effects that come along with the performance-enhancing drug. Lesnar failed two drug tests — one from a pre-fight out of competition sample on June 28 and another from the night of his fight with Mark Hunt on July 9.
At UFC 200, Lesnar fought, and defeated, Mark Hunt. Although Lesnar won by unanimous decision, the state of Nevada has the right to overturn the result depending on the outcome of his hearing, which will be scheduled at a later date. Lesnar faces potential sanctions from both Nevada and USADA.
After news broke that Lesnar had failed his pre-fight drug test, his opponent Mark Hunt blasted both Lesnar and the UFC after hearing that he tested positive for a banned substance both in and out of competition surrounding their fight.
The date for Lesnar’s next hearing will be determined soon as Nevada typically holds monthly commission meetings to handle these kinds of matters, says Fox Sports.
[h/t Fox Sports]