Brock Lesnar was offered a wheelbarrow full of money to come back to the UFC, and for his return he took a wheelbarrow full of drugs to increase his testosterone so he could defeat Mark Hunt. His punishment is year-long suspension.
Meanwhile, Lyoto Machida took an over-the-counter supplement without knowing it contained a banned substance, and when he admitted he took it, his suspension is a year and a half.
Here’s MMAFighting with the Lesnar news:
The former UFC heavyweight champion was suspended one year by USADA for failing two drug tests in relation to UFC 200 in July, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Wednesday in a press release. Lesnar is eligible to return to the Octagon on July 15, 2017, one year after his provisional USADA suspension began.
Lesnar, 39, tested positive for clomiphene and its metabolite, 4-hydroxyclomiphene, in an out-of-competition drug test June 28 and in-competition test on fight night, July 9. One year was the maximum sanction Lesnar was going to receive under the UFC’s anti-doping policy due to the nature of the drug.
Lesnar was also suspended one year and handed a $250,000 fine by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) last month. He defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision at UFC 200, but the result was overturned to a no contest by the NAC, which shared jurisdiction in the case with USADA.