The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) suspended Brock Lesnar for one year on Thursday and fined him $250,000 for his failed drug tests connected to his fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200. In addition, his win was changed to a no contest.
Lesnar's suspension is retroactive to July so he will be eligible to fight in the summer of 2017.
The former UFC heavyweight champion tested positive for the the anti-estrogenic agent hydroxy-clomiphene, which resulted in a temporary suspension by the NAC. Two of his samples tested positive for the substance, an out-of-competition sample collected on June 28, 2016 and his in-competition sample collected the day of the fight on July 9, 2016.
Lesnar (5-3-1) was under WWE contract at the time of the positive drug tests, however, WWE did not punish Lesnar because he is not a full-time performer.
Brock defeated Hunt by unanimous decision and earned a then-UFC record of $2.5 million.
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