Brock Lesnar flagged for potential anti-doping misdemeanour after UFC 200 win

Former UFC heavyweight champion has been notified by the US Anti-Doping Agency of a failed out-of-competition dope research on 28 June

Brock Lesnar has been flagged for a potential anti-doping misdemeanor in the wake of his unanimous-decision win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

The UFC issued a statement on Friday afternoon saying Lesnar and the advertisement had been notified by the US Anti-Doping Agency of a failed out-of-competition medicine test on 28 June. Usada did not discover the name of the substance Lesnar tested positive for in keeping with managerial policy.

A decorated amateur wrestler, Lesnar signed with the UFC in 2007 and thwarted Randy Couture for the advertisings heavyweight championship the following year. He acquired two successful title justifications before failing to Cain Velasquez by first-round TKO, then announced his retirement from mixed martial arts after a stoppage loss to Alistair Overeem in 2011.

Saturdays fight with Hunt was Lesnars firstly in five years. The 38 -year-old South Dakota native payed a record $2.5 m purse for the three-round parts win, with all three judges siding down ratings of 29 -2 8.

The UFC said Usada, the independent administrator of the organizations anti-doping program, received the testing was the outcome of the 28 June sample collect on Thursday evening after it was experimented at the Wada-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory.

The original headline bout of Saturdays card a light heavyweight claim push between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier was scrapped when Jones tested positive for a banned essence. Cormier instead contended Anderson Silva on the undercard, while the womens bantamweight championship contend between Amanda Nunes and Miesha Tate was promoted to the main event.

The UFC 200 main event had to be scrapped three days before the episode because Jon Jones tested positive for banned essences in an out-of-competition research. Daniel Cormier fought Anderson Silva instead. Jones is also awaiting the USADA adjudication process.

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