The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) notified Brock Lesnar and UFC of a potential doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test administered on June 28th. According to a statement released by the UFC on Friday, the test was taken June 28 and the results came back on July 14. Lesnar and the UFC were then notified of the potential doping violation as a result of the positive drug test.


Fighters returning from retirement are typically subjected to four months of drug testing before being allowed to compete, but Lesnar was given an exemption as part of the UFC’s anti-doping policy that allows for some extenuating circumstacnes. Lesnar returned to defeat Mark Hunt last week after not fighting since 2011.

Once he inked his new deal, however, Lesnar was subjected to testing like every other athlete on the roster and USADA representatives visited the 39-year old five times over the course of just two weeks leading up to the fight.

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016. USADA received the testing results from the June 28, 2016 sample collection from the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory on the evening of July 14, 2016,” UFC officials wrote in a release.

For Lesnar this doesn’t necessarily mean much because he isn’t a full time fighter with UFC, although he could have to repay a portion of his $2.5 million he earned that night if he appeals the doping violation and is still found to have committed whatever violation he is accused of.