Brock Lesnar failed a second drug test at UFC 200

The UFC fighter and WWE wrestler is facing a lengthy ban after his in-competition sample tested positive for the same banned substance.

BROCK LESNAR’S RETURN to MMA may be short-lived, with the former UFC heavyweight champion facing a two-year ban following a second positive test for a banned substance.

The UFC announced last night that Lesnar’s “in-competition sample collection from 9 July, 2016, at UFC 200, has tested positive for the same substance as his previously announced out-of-competition collection on 28 June, 2016“.

Lesnar scored a unanimous decision over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 earlier this month, his first UFC fight in four years.

That result is now in question and Hunt believes  he should receive Lesnar’s entire $2.5million purse from the fight.

Before UFC hands down any punishment, a full legal review will be conducted.

Lesnar could also face a suspension from WWE, which released a statement on Friday following the announcement of Lesnar’s out-of-competition positive test.

Lesnar has not performed with WWE since WrestleMania on 3 April and is not scheduled to return until 21 August.

“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case,” the UFC statement says.

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.”

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