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Brock Lesnar Failed Late June Drug Test Prior To UFC 200

16 July 2016

The UFC released a statement on Friday night that Brock Lesnar, who made his return to the octagon at UFC 200 after being away for 5 years, that they were notified that Brock Lesnar was being hit with an anti-doping violation.

This could cause big problems for a potential return down the line for Lesnar, granted that he's kept the door open for another fight in the UFC.

USADA, the statement continued, only received the June 28 testing results on Thursday, July 14, five days after Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision. "Therefore, he remains subject to USADA testing and the UFC anti-doping policy", said USADA spokesperson Ryan Madden.

"Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward".

This latest development just adds to the circus surrounding UFC 200 following the cancelled Conor McGregor - Nate Diaz fight and Jon Jones' positive drug test.

Brock Lesnar may or may not fight again, but he's still earned a top 10 ranking with the UFC. The WWE star said after his win that he would perform at the company's SummerSlam pay-per-view on August 21, holding off on any decision to continue his UFC comeback until after that date.

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. When asked about the possibility of fighting Lesnar, Miocic responded, "Yeah, whoever the UFC wants me to fight, I'm okay with that", via Cleveland.com.

Hunt openly slammed Lesnar for alleged doping, telling FOX Sports Australia ahead of the bout that he would be "juiced to the gills".

Because Lesnar fought long before USADA was involved in the sport, and the UFC wanted him to fight at UFC 200, they gave him a pass. Hunt brought it up multiple times before the fight, and there was a lot written about it.