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Brock Lesnar granted more time to defend failed UFC drug tests, hires prominent PED attorney

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Brock Lesnar -- who vowed to "get to the bottom" of his recent performance-enhancing drug (PED) test failures -- has been granted extra time by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to prepare his defense, according to NSAC temporarily suspended the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion shortly after positive drug tests came back positive before (and after) his comeback fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 back in July.

United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which administers UFC's drug test program, apparently failed to inform the promotion prior to Lesnar stepping inside the Octagon. Because, well, the expedited shipping costs were apparently too rich, which went over like a lead balloon in the Hunt household.

Nevertheless, Lesnar -- who was popped for anti-estrogen blockers -- is mounting the "tainted supplement" defense. And his defense team, which is being lead by sports lawyer Howard Jacobs, requires "more time to do the testing of the supplements," according to the report. Jacobs is mentioned as "the foremost attorney defending clients against charges stemming from positive anti-doping tests," with a client roster that includes Diana Taurasi (women's basketball), Floyd Landis (cycling) and Marion Jones (track star), among many others.

Regardless of the expert argument and/or findings, at the end of the day Lesnar is responsible for whatever he put in his body. USADA is very clear about this, noting on its website:

"It is possible that an athlete can follow every one of these steps and still test positive for a prohibited substance or fall victim to negative health effects. The only way for an athlete to completely eliminate the risks associated with dietary supplements is to avoid dietary supplement use all together."

It's unclear at this time when Lesnar's disciplinary hearing with NSAC will be rescheduled. In the meantime, he continues to perform and cash monster checks as a "part-time performer" for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

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