UFC News and Update: Brock Lesnar Suspended for One-Year, Fined $250K Over Failing Doping Test
It looks like we won't seeing another Brock Lesnar's destruction inside the Octagon for quite some time. Brock Lesnar, who won his UFC comeback fight with Mark Hunt at UFC 200, has been suspended for 1 year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for banned substance.
ESPN MMA writer Brett Okamoto confirmed Lesnar will be prohibited to compete in any mixed martial arts contest or combats within the state of Nevada for 12 months. The athletic commission also slapped a fine of $250MM.
To make things worse, Lesnar's unanimous decision win over Hunt will be changed to a no contest, as if the Beast Incarnate never stepped into the ring last July 9.
With regards to his work in WWE, Lesnar will continue to be a part-time worker for the company, which something that exempts from being suspended or fined because of the part-time nature of his work.
BREAKING: Brock Lesnar will pay fine of $250,000 and serve 1 year suspension for failed drug tests around UFC 200.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 15, 2016
As expected, Brock Lesnar's win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 will be changed to a "no contest." — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 15, 2016
A WWE spokesperson tells us ... only full-time WWE performers are subject to the organization's wellness policy, which prohibits PEDs ... but since Brock isn't a full-time performer, he's essentially exempt.
"WWE's talent wellness program does not apply to part-time performers such as Brock Lesnar," the spokesperson said.
Lesnar returned to the Octagon for the first time in almost five years to take on UFC Heavyweight title contender Mark Hunt. Unfortunately, his victory was marred by cheating allegation after testing positive for estrogen blocker clomiphene twice.