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Brock Lesnar tested by USADA in light of UFC return

Brock Lesnar was tested by USADA for the first time in over two years, according to the anti-doping organization’s online database.

UFC 200: Tate v Nunes Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

WWE-UFC superstar Brock Lesnar has officially reentered the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) drug testing pool in light of his anticipated return to the Octagon.

Lesnar is now listed on USADA’s online database (updated Friday, July 20) and is recorded to have submitted his first sample to the anti-doping organization since 2016, when he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs at UFC 200.

h/t Dan Hiergesell of MMA Mania

Lesnar’s unanimous decision win over Mark Hunt was overturned to a No Contest (NC) and the former UFC heavyweight champion was suspended for one year. However, the 41-year-old announced his retirement from MMA in February, 2017 and thus never completed his 12-month suspension.

Now that Lesnar is back in USADA’s testing pool, however, the wrestling powerhouse will serve out the remainder of his suspension and is expected to be tested multiple times before his anticipated showdown with Daniel Cormier. Lesnar is not eligible to return to the UFC until January 8, 2019, when he’s expected to challenge ‘DC’ for the heavyweight title.

The WWE fan favorite got into a physical altercation with Cormier at UFC 226, after Cormier knocked out Stipe Miocic to become the promotion’s first ever simultaneous light heavyweight and heavyweight champion.

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