Bengaluru, Dec 16: To the shock of the entire pro-wrestling fraternity, Brock Lesnar got suspended for one year. The news first broke out by Brett Okamoto of ESPN. He declared the verdict that Brock Lesnar has been suspended for one year by the USADA (United States of America Anti-Doping Agency).
Earlier this year, Lesnar had been featured in a one-off fight in the UFC. The fight took place against Mark Hunt at the UFC 200 PPV in the month of July. Lesnar claimed his dominance against his opponent by clearly knocking him out. This marked his triumphant return to the Octagon after a gap of 5 long years.
However, once the fight was over, he was tested positive twice. A substance called hydroxy-clomiphene was found in his sample. The fight took place in Las Vegas, Nevada and hence, he got temporarily suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission, afterward.
In addition, he was fined with $250,000 for the failed drug tests post-UFC 200. Further reports from MMAFighting.com claimed that it was a known fact that Lesnar was already tested positive for mentioned substance which is a banned substance. With him being already banned by the state of Nevada, the official announcement by USADA was only just a matter of time.
Now, due to this suspension, he will not be featured in any MMA fight over the next year. This does not affect his WWE career unless the WWE authority decides to take any actions against him. They have not announced anything officially. So, we have to wait for further clarification from them.
Previously, during the Summerslam PPV, many were surprised to see Lesnar in action although he was banned by the Nevada state.
We also speculated that WWE might punish him by letting him digest a loss against Randy Orton. But, he came out a clear winner, defeating and hurting his opponent. Later, in Survivor Series he was squashed by Goldberg in a match of just 1 minute and 26 seconds.