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Brock Lesnar Fined, Suspended for Failing UFC Drug Test

Would be eligible to return to competition in July 2017

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Brock Lesnar has been fined and suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

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Former UFC Heavyweight champion and current WWE superstar Brock Lesnar has finally reached a resolution to the multiple drug test failures stemming from July’s UFC 200 showdown with Mark Hunt in Las Vegas.

Lesnar today reached a settlement agreement with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), which will result in a $250,000 fine and a one-year suspension of his fighting license. His win over Hunt will also be overturned to a no-contest.

Further details of the settlement were not revealed, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.

Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) returned to the UFC after nearly five years over the summer for a fight with Hunt at UFC 200. He originally won the contest by unanimous decision, but then controversy arose when he was nailed with not one, but two anti-doping violations from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which oversees the UFC’s drug testing program.

Aside from a brief statement declaring his innocence, Lesnar has remained largely silent on the issue while his legal team attempted to find the source of the failures.

Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene, an estrogen blocker that can remain in the system for roughly one month following use. His team said it believed the banned substance was part of a foot cream used by Lesnar in the lead-up to the fight, but he was unaware it contained banned substances.

Although Lesnar stayed out of the spotlight in the fighting world, he’s remained active with WWE. He most recently headlined November’s Survivor Series event against Goldberg, losing the match in less than 90 seconds.

Lesnar, 39, will be eligible to reapply for MMA licensure in July 2017. With just one year remaining on his current WWE contract, another return to professional fighting isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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