UFC and WWE release statements on Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09:  Brock Lesnar speaks to the media during the UFC 200 post-fight press conference at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Brock Lesnar has been flagged by USADA.

The UFC released a statement Friday evening that Lesnar and the promotion had been notified by USADA of a potential Lesnar anti-doping violation. The potential violation comes from the failure of an out-of-competition drug test June 28, the release said.

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016. USADA received the testing results from the June 28, 2016 sample collection from the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory on the evening of July 14, 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 in close proximity to Lesnar’s bout 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.”

The WWE released a very brief statement regarding Lesnar’s potential USADA anti-doping violation Friday night.

“Brock Lesnar has not performed for WWE since WrestleMania and is not scheduled to return until Sunday, August 21,” the statement read.

Brock Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision at UFC 200. Lesnar, 39, was tested by USADA eight times in the four weeks before UFC 200.

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