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WWE releases statement regarding Brock Lesnar's potential USADA violation

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Whether Brock Lesnar knowingly took something or not, potentially failing a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) out-of-competition test isn't a good look for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), WWE, or Lesnar himself.

The former UFC Heavyweight champion was the main attraction at UFC 200, collecting $2.5 million to show up and allowing WWE to cross-promote during the pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast. It was quite the trade off for UFC and WWE, who have been closeted rivals in year's past.

Needless to say, Lesnar's recent run-in with USADA doesn't help either party. In a recent statement released to FOX Sports, WWE said, "Brock Lesnar has not performed for WWE since WrestleMania and is not scheduled to return until Sunday, August 21."

WWE's statement is especially noteworthy considering Lesnar was expected to make an appearance on television before his bout at SummerSlam on Aug. 21 (h/t MMA Fighting). That doesn't appear to be the case moving forward.

Luckily for pro wrestling fans, Lesnar will still be able to compete at SummerSlam despite potentially failing a USADA test under UFC rule. According to WWE's wellness program, an athlete will receive a 30-day suspension after his/her first offense. That means Lesnar would clear that time frame and be able to suit up come Aug. 21.

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

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