Those of you who were excited to see Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 had better have recorded the event, because it is almost certainly the last you will see of the massive WWE superstar in the octagon any time soon.
Last week it emerged that Brock Lesnar had failed an out-of-competition test on June 28th, which could have resulted in a two-year ban upon investigation.
Lesnar reacted calmly and publicly stated that his team "get to the bottom of this", but a UFC statement released on Tuesday evening has confirmed that Lesnar also tested positive during in-competition testing.
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.
So what does that mean?
"In-competition testing" is done roughly 12 hours before a fight, it means Brock was juicing at UFC 200. The positive test could have popped up because of one of the following reasons:
-He was totally ignorant to the fact that he was taking a banned substance.
-The legal supplements he was taking were tainted.
-He did not give a single shit about the drug testing and just wanted that UFC 200 payday.
Either way Brock is going to be fined and it's going to be huge.
Most fans will of course jump at option number three but we must wait for the full investigation into the case before we find out what actually happened.
Lesnar is facing a minimum of a two-year suspension from MMA, and Mark Hunt is going to want a sizeable chunk of the money Lesnar made.