We heard rumblings that there were “questions” over some of Brock Lesnar’s drug tests prior to his comeback match in UFC. Those questions didn’t impact his WWE return at SummerSlam, where he decisively beat Randy Orton in bloody burial.
But now, they’re certainly impacting his standing in UFC. The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced an official ruling over the drug test, and has chosen to fine Lesnar $250,000 and suspend him for one-year. His decisive decision over Mark Hunt will be ruled a “no contest.” That’s according to ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto, who broke the news via Twitter.
According to TMZ, the suspension retroactively will have begun from the date of UFC 200 in July, so Lesnar will be eligible to fight again in the second half of next year. Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene, anti-estrogen drugs. Those tests were conducted on June 28, prior to the fight, and the night of the bout itself, according to CBS News.
It remains to be seen how WWE will treat this news, as they continued to promote Lesnar as the biggest badass in the company even after questions were first raised over the drug test–Orton’s “no enhancement needed” shot notwithstanding.