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Brock Lesnar issues response to potential USADA violation, reportedly passed other tests

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Let the drama continue.

After putting together the biggest show in promotional history at UFC 200, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) once again has been forced to fend off the bad publicity bug in light of Brock Lesnar getting flagged for a potential United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation.

While no other information has been revealed regarding the substance(s) that Lesnar may haven taken, the mixed martial arts (MMA) world has begun to speculate.

"We will get to the bottom of this," said Lesnar in a recent statement to The Associated Press. The simple response doesn't offer MMA fans much, but it at least shows that Lesnar plans on fighting the potential violation.

According to a report by MMA Fighting, USADA spokesperson Ryan Madden confirmed that Lesnar had passed other tests prior to popping for an out-of-competition draw on June 28.

Madden said the following:

"With Mr. Lesnar having spoken publicly about the issue, I can confirm that he has been notified of a potential anti-doping policy violation, stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016," Madden said in a statement. "I can also confirm that the results from his previous samples collected by USADA were all reported as negative. Although USADA will not be providing any further specifics of the case at this time, I can tell you that Mr. Lesnar, as with every athlete under the UFC anti-doping policy, will be provided full due process under the rules."

Lesnar will have his chance to do everything in his power to combat USADA's findings, but it isn't a good look for UFC, who leaned on Lesnar to hold down its most important event ever, if the WWE superstar did in fact violate anti-doping policy.

Stick with Mania as more news and coverage regarding Lesnar trickles in.

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