While it looked like the controversy over Brock Lesnar’s potential failed drug test might blow over soon, reports coming in today from ESPN.com indicate that the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) has notified the UFC of a second failed drug test by Brock Lesnar.
This one comes in as extra controversial because of the timing, as the reports are that he failed the test on July 9th, the day of his fight with heavyweight fighter Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Hunt has stated that, if Lesnar is found to be in violation, Hunt wants at least half of Brock’s purse from winning the fight.
While the substance that Lesnar tested positive for hasn’t been officially identified, one source has informed ESPN that it’s clomiphene, the exact same anti-estrogen blocker that Jon Jones tested positive for. Should this be true, it will raise more questions due to the theory that some fighters use this substance in an attempt to mask steroid usage.
As with any other anti-doping violation, Brock Lesnar will have a chance to appeal the ruling and contest the violation. This would be a logical option considering one report from a supposed teammate of Lesnar’s that the substance was actually a prescribed medication to deal with Asthma in certain climates.
This comes with terrible timing, as Lesnar may make his returns to WWE television tonight during the WWE Draft. Stay tuned in to RealSport for live coverage of the draft, and any further news on Brock Lesnar and the drug test controversy.