Brock Lesnar Denies He Knowingly Took Banned Substance

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Brock Lesnar had a hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) scheduled for November 10, 2016, however, ESPN is reporting his legal team has requested a continuance.

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Lesnar (6-3) "vehemently denies that he has ever knowingly taken (banned substance) clomiphene," according to a motion filed by his attorney. Lesnar intends to attend the NSAC hearing in person if it is postponed to December.

MMAFighting.comreports the request was made because Lesnar is having a foot cream he took prior to his fight tested to see if it comes back positive for clomiphene, the anti-estrogen agent that caused him to fail two drug tests administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). That test will not be completed before the scheduled hearing date of November 10, 2016.

Lesnar also had an eye medication tested in an effort to see if that’s what caused his positive test but it was negative for clomiphene.

The former UFC heavyweight champion is facing sanctions from the NAC and USADA for failing two drug tests related to his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt. Lesnar’s out-of-competition and in-competitions tests were positive for clomiphene.

The NAC could overturn his victory over Mark Hunt as well as fine and suspend him. The USADA will likely only suspend him.

While Lesnar has requested a continuance, the NAC is also expected to hold its disciplinary hearing with Jon Jones on Nov. 10. Jones tested positive for clomiphene and Letrozol in an out-of-competition drug test administered by the USADA and was pulled from his scheduled UFC 200 fight against Daniel Cormier.

Jones had his USADA arbitration Monday in Los Angeles and the decision is expected back before the NAC hearing next week after an expedite was requested by Jones' team. Jones and Lesnar have the same lawyer, Howard Jacobs, who is considered one of the best anti-doping attorneys.

It’s also likely the disciplinary hearing for Nate Diaz, regarding his melee at the UFC 202 press conference in August, will also take place Nov 10.

As for Lesnar, he'll face Bill Goldberg in the main event of WWE Survivor Series on November 20, 2016. We'll have complete coverage here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.

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