Freelance: Lesnar Suspended by NSAC, Situation Improving
When the story broke that former UFC champion and current WWE superstar Brock Lesnar had a positive drug test following his supposed one-off appearance UFC 200, the world was then shocked to learn that the positive test was due to the estrogen blocker hydroxy-clomiphene–the same as Jon “Bones” Jones (in addition to Letrozole in the case of Jones.) Lesnar not only failed a June 28 test but also the fight night test. The results did not come back until after Lesnar had already fought.
Now, in a similar fashion to Jones, Lesnar has been suspended for the foreseeable future. Fighters Only magazine initially wrote in the headline of a similar article on the matter that the suspension “ends Lesnar’s MMA career.” The suspension is simply indefinite, although he does now face the standard two-year ban from competition from both the U.S Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC.)
He will be nearly 41 when he could be eligible to return to action.
Up to now, Lesnar had only released a single statement saying that he would “get to the bottom of this.” The former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher recently added, “To my fans that watch me in the Octagon, I thank them for their support,” he Lestatednar. “This has been a bumpy road. I’m gonna get through this alright. And there will be a day, maybe, that they’ll see me back in the Octagon.”
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has now made the following statement in regard to both Lesnar and Jones:
“…there is a greater likelihood that these (specified) substances could be susceptible to a credible non-doping explanation.” When it comes to specified substances, the WADA Code recognizes that it is possible for a prohibited substance to enter an athlete’s body inadvertently, “and therefore allow a tribunal more flexibility when making a sanctioning decision.”