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UFC Finally Hands Down Suspension On Brock Lesnar

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A few months ago, it was discovered that Brock Lesnar had failed a pair of drug tests prior to his win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200. However, the punishment had yet to be handed out by the Nevada Athletic Commission. According to Wrestling Inc., Lesnar’s suspension was on Thursday afternoon.

Brock Lesnar has been suspended for one year for his two failed drug tests related to his UFC 200 win over Mark Hunt earlier this year, according to MMAFighting.com. The punishment was handed down today by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Lesnar will be able to return to MMA in 2017.

Lesnar also agreed to pay a $250,000 fine as part of a settlement with the Nevada attorney general’s office. Lesnar’s win over Hunt will be overturned into a No Contest.

Previous reports had indicated that Lesnar would be facing a suspension much less than the maximum two-year ban. This also includes his win being overturned in a no contest, which is essentially deemed as a draw. Given what his punishment ended up being, things could have been much worse.
What this does more than anything else is keep the door open to a return to MMA next year. There will be a few hurdles to get past first, but Lesnar should have a chance to continue his fighting career. All in all, this just ends up being more than anything big slap in the wallet the 39-year-old.

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