Brock Lesnar caused one-year UFC suspension for failing pharmaceutical measure

Lesnar penalty $250,000 after researching positive for anti-estrogen dopes when he fought Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in July

Brock Lesnar has been banned from UFC for one year and fined $250,000 for measuring positive for performance-enhancing stimulants in July.

Lesnars win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on 9 July will also be overturned to a no contest.

WWE star Lesnar, who returned to the Octagon this year after five years away, are positive for anti-estrogen pharmaceuticals clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene in an out-of-competition drug test collected on 28 June. He too tested positive when a second test was taken on the night of his fight against Hunt.

The fine represents about 10% of the $2.5 m handbag Lesnar received for the July match-up, which he initially triumphed by unanimous decision.

The Nevada state athletic commission gratified on Thursday, and unanimously agreed to the suspension and fine.

Lesnar had opposed in UFC for three years between 2008 and 2011, but retired after win by Alistair Overeem at UFC 141. He was allowed to return for UFC 200 this year in a one-off opening before going back to WWE for SummerSlam in August.

Theres been no text on whether Lesnar will push again in UFC; with a one-year proscription in place, he wouldnt be eligible to vie until 9 July 2017.

Nate Diaz was also fined $50,000 plus 50 hours of community service for a scuffle concerning Conor McGregor at UFC 202.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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