WWE/MMA News: Brock Lesnar flagged for out-of-competition USADA violation
And to nobody’s surprise, really, Brock Lesnar has been busted for a USADA anti-doping violation for an out-of-competition sample collected on 28th of June.
Lesnar, who pretty much shocked the world with his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200, had already been the subject of much scrutiny in the lead-up to his UFC 200 fight, with his opponent alleging that he was “juiced to the gills.”
It is also noteworthy at this juncture that Brock Lesnar had been granted a waiver of the 4-month rule for athletes coming out of retirement, in order to allow him to fight at UFC 200.
According to the rule, any athlete returning to the Octagon from retirement had to avail themselves for USADA drug testing 4 months prior to the fight date. Naturally, with Lesnar being announced as an addition to the UFC 200 card only at UFC 199, that rule was not upheld in his case.
Meanwhile, Mark Hunt, the #9 ranked Heavyweight fighter in the UFC, has reacted strongly to this news by issuing an ultimatum to the UFC; that he either be compensated with half of Lesnar’s reported $8 Million purse for the fight, or that he be released by the company, reports MMAfighting.com.
The substance that he tested positive for hasn’t been revealed as yet in keeping with USADA protocol.
Brock Lesnar is scheduled to face Randy Orton at the upcoming WWE SummerSlam event on August 21st.