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Brock Lesnar suspended one year by USADA for UFC 200 drug test fiasco

UFC 200: Tate v Nunes Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been suspended from mixed martial arts (MMA) by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) following a pair of positive drug tests before and after UFC 200.

Sound familiar?

It should, as the part-time pro wrestler also got dinged by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). In addition to his 12-month time out, NSAC dealt with it fined him $250,000 fine before changing his unanimous decision win over Mark Hunt to a “no contest.”

From the USADA press release:

Lesnar, 39, tested positive for clomiphene and its metabolite, 4-hydroxyclomiphene, following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on June 28, 2016, and an in-competition urine test conducted on July 9, 2016, at UFC 200 in Las Vegas, Nev. Clomiphene is a prohibited substance in the category of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the WADA Prohibited List.

Not harsh enough?

His suspensions are nothing more than a formality at this point. Lesnar’s return to the hurt business — following his original retirement back in 2011 — was expected to be a one-off, a chance to ride off into the sunset free of diverticulitis.

No word yet if he’ll get that chance again when his suspension expires in July 2017.

All signs point to ... maybe?

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