Brock Lesnar Flagged For Potential Anti-Doping Violation

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UFC issued the following statement on Friday, announcing that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation:

"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."

Lesnar criticized Jon Jones, who was pulled from UFC 200 over an Anti-Doping Policy violation, calling it "unprofessional." He said the same of Roman Reigns'sWWE Wellness Policy violation. Lesnar was already being criticized because he was granted an exemption from the portion of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy that requires fighters who are coming out of retirement to notify the promotion in writing four months in advance so they can be placed in the testing pool.

This makes Lesnar look terrible and it'll be interesting to see if WWE has any reaction.

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