Report: Lesnar receives 1-year ban, $250K fine for failed drug test
The return of Brock Lesnar is ending with a whimper.
At a meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday, Lesnar agreed to a proposed settlement for a pair of failed drug tests in July that reportedly involves a one-year suspension and a $250,000 fine, according to ESPN's Brett Okamoto.
Lesnar's pre-fight sample taken on June 28 was revealed to contain anti-estrogen substances, which are banned due to their potential use in steroid cycles. Those substances were also found in the test he took at UFC 200 on July 9. His unanimous decision win over Mark Hunt in the co-main event of that card will be overturned to a no contest.
After a four-and-a-half year hiatus that he spent reigniting his career in the WWE, Lesnar was called upon by the UFC to add some star power to their 200th PPV. His involvement raised plenty of eyebrows, especially when the UFC waived a mandatory four-month drug testing period required for fighters coming out of retirement so that he could appear at the show.
The former heavyweight champion will be eligible for MMA competition again in July 2017.