Brock Lesnar has finally broken his silence regarding being flagged by USADA for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test on June 28th.
“We’ll get to the bottom of this,” said Lesnar in a brief statement released through the Associated Press.
It has also since been confirmed that Lesnar, who was tested eight times during the build-up to his UFC 200 comeback fight against Mark Hunt, passed all of the other tests outside of the flagged 6/28 test. Lesnar provided the AP with copies of three letters notifying him that he had passed all other USADA drug tests.
In addition to Lesnar, Ryan Madden of USADA spoke further with MMAFighting.com about the ongoing Lesnar situation.
“With Mr. Lesnar having spoken publicly about the issue, I can confirm that he has been notified of a potential anti-doping policy violation, stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016,” Madden said in a statement. “I can also confirm that the results from his previous samples collected by USADA were all reported as negative. Although USADA will not be providing any further specifics of the case at this time, I can tell you that Mr. Lesnar, as with every athlete under the UFC anti-doping policy, will be provided full due process under the rules.”
As things stand right now, Lesnar faces a two-year suspension from USADA, as well as additional disciplinary actions from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
- UPDATE: What does this mean for Lesnar’s future in UFC? What was the reaction of UFC to the story? …