New Delhi: Mixed martial arts exponent Brock Lesnar became the latest sportstar to be handed a doping ban following two drug failures ahead his UFC 200 main event fight against Mark Hunt which took place on July 9 earlier this year.
The former WWE and UFC heavyweight champion was tested positive for a pair of anti-estrogen drugs – clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene – in both an out-of-competition drug sample collected on June 28 as well as a second sample taken on the night of the fight.
The 39-year-old has been given an one-year retroactive ban, starting from the date of his fight with Hunt, and was also fined $250,000 for the infraction. His win also will be overturned to a no contest. Besides, he is likely to receive a similar suspension from the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency).
The fine, reportedly, is equalled to 10-percent of Lesnar’s $2.5 million earnings from the Hunt fight.
It was his return bout after a five-year absence in UFC, and has since got back to WWE. He famously took on Bill Goldberg on November 20 at the Survivor Series.
— WWE (@WWE) November 21, 2016
It's very unlikely that he will return to the octagon, but would be eligible to fight in UFC as early as July 9 next year.