Brock Lesnar Banned For Failed Drug Test At UFC 200
UFC heavyweight and fan favourite Mark Hunt has finally seen victory in his campaign against the UFC and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Lesnar has been suspended from mixed martial arts following testing postive in multiple drug tests prior to and after UFC 200.
It is likely fans will never see Lesnar enter the octagon again, with the suspension and size of the fine handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Lesnar has been ordered to pay a fine of $250, 000, and it is likely that his decision victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 will be changed to a “no contest”. Lesnar has also been suspended for a period of one year, beginning from the date of his bout with Hunt.
The WWE star tested positive for clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene. Both are anti estrogen drugs commonly used after steroid abuse, and were detected in an out of competition drug test (taken June 28) and after the bout at UFC 200.
The fine given to Lesnar is equal to ten percent of his disclosed $2.5 million purse. Hunt is requesting Lesnar’s entire purse.
Hunt revealed recently on the MMA Hour podcast that he had turned down some big money fights recently because the UFC had refused to add a clause to his contract that would see him protected from “cheater”.
“They offered me JDS [Junior Dos Santos] in Canada and I said, ‘I will take this fight, but you put in a clause saying that if he is doping I get all his money, ‘” he said. “I don’t think he should get any benefits at all. The answer was, ‘No.’ So I’ve missed out on two fights already.”
“I want compensation for what’s happened and I want either that or release me from my contract, ” he said. “Why should I miss out on chasing my dreams because of these dopers?”
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