WWE superstar Brock Lesnar suspended for a year after failing drug tests

WWE Superstar and Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been handed a one-year suspension and fined $250,000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission after failing two drug tests the prior to his much hyped UFC 200 main event fight against Mark Hunt that took place on July 9 earlier this year.

Lesnar was tested positive for the anti-estrogenic agent Hydroxy-clomiphene in an out-of-competition US Anti-Doping Agency drug test on June 28 and in an in-competition test on the day of the fight, as reported by Sports Illustrated.

His fight with Hunt was much publicised as Lesnar returned to the Octagon while being active in the WWE and won the fight against Hunt via unanimous decision. He pocked $2.5 million for the win.

However, Hunt later on unloaded on both the UFC and Lesnar, criticizing the UFC for allowing Lesnar to fight at UFC 200 despite the WWE superstar failing two drug tests ahead of the event.

The bout has been overturned and declared a no-contest. He will be eligible to return to competition in July 2017. He will also likely to receive a similar suspension from the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency).

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