Brock Lesnar failed in competition drug test for same substance
Brock Lesnar’s positive drug test from June 28 was not the only failed drug test he had prior to his UFC 200 win over Mark Hunt in Las Vegas.
USADA announced on Tuesday that Lesnar also failed an in-competition drug test the day of the fight for the same substance. In-competition drug tests take place in the 12 hours before a fight.
When allowing Lesnar to fight less than a month in advance, the UFC waived a rule that would have had Lesnar placed in a testing pool and forced to wait four months before being approved to fight. He was drug tested heavily almost to make up for lost time. USADA says Lesnar was tested eight times. He passed the first five tests but failed a June 28 sample and then his in-competition test.
Lesnar faces discipline from the Nevada State Athletic Commission over the failed tests, which could include a two-year ban. The rash of penalties could spell the end of Lesnar’s MMA career. He is 39 and came back from nearly a five-year layoff to fight Hunt.