Brock Lesnar has finally been handed down his punishment after testing positive for two banned drugs both prior to and following his UFC 200 win over Mark Hunt in July.
At a hearing yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission ruled that the 39 year-old WWE superstar should be suspended for one year, fined $250,000 and his win overturned to a no-contest after he tested positive for Clomiphene and Hydroxyclomiphene, two estrogen blockers that are known to be taken by steroid users to lessen the negative effects caused by the performance enhancing drug.
The suspension is retroactive, so Lesnar would be able to apply for a license to fight again from July 9th of 2017, though he would then have to pay for three in and out of competition tests prior to his next fight in Las Vegas.
At this stage it’s not clear whether Lesnar has any interest in competing in the UFC again, though he certainly sounded receptive to the idea immediately following his win over Hunt in the summer, admitting at the post-fight press conference that, “I haven’t had that much fun in a long time.”
It was also a lucrative night for the former heavyweight champion despite his hefty fine, with his basic salary coming in at $2.5 million, while he was also believed to have taken a cut of the reported 1.2 million pay-per-view buys.