Brock Lesnar and UFC Release Statements on Lesnar’s Possible USADA Violation
By PDG Staff
As I am sure you have heard by now, the United States Anti-Doping Agency informed Brock Lesnar of a potential doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test administered June 28th, leading up to his fight at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt. Now both parties (the UFC and Lesnar) have issued brief comments on the situation.
Brock Lesnar to the Associated Press – “We will get to the bottom of this.”
UFC Official Statement – “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016. USADA received the testing results from the June 28, 2016 sample collection from the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory on the evening of July 14, 2016.
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The Nevada State Athletic Commission also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed in close proximity to Lesnar’s bout at UFC 200 in Las Vegas.
“Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
As always I will say let us see what happens when the test results are revealed and all pertinent information is released but as of now this looks pretty shitty for the UFC, the fans and Brock Lesnar, not too mention his chances of fighting at Madison Square Garden at UFC 205.