UFC and WWE issue statement on Brock Lesnar

 

After being notified about the possible Brock Lesnar drug test failure, the UFC issued a statement on their website. The full published statement reads as follows:

“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.”

Meanwhile, the WWE, which runs its own anti-drug tests, also issued a statement.

“Brock Lesnar has not performed for WWE since WrestleMania and is not scheduled to return until Sunday, August 21,” WWE’s statement said. The way it’s worded it makes it seem like Brock will not be on WWE television until the actual pay-per-view. If WWE decides to suspend Lesnar, it will be his first Wellness Program violation so that means a 30-day suspension and would return just in time for SummerSlam.