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Brock Lesnar Will Be Subject To Random Drug Testing Upon UFC Return

Brock Lesnar Will Be Subject To Random Drug Testing Upon UFC Return

USADA will be on his case.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

Brock Lesnar will indeed be drug tested leading up to his UFC return next month by the promotion's official drug-testing partners.

Lesnar's return to MMA was announced over the weekend at UFC 199, before having his opponent announced on Monday. The WWE star will face off against Mark Hunt in co-main event at UFC 200.

Dave Sholler, UFC's senior vice president of public relations, confirmed the news that Brock Lesnar will be subject to drug testing by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Sholler claims;

"Given Lesnar last competed in UFC on December 30, 2011, long before the UFC Anti-Doping Policy went into effect, for purposes of the Anti-Doping Policy, he is being treated similarly to a new athlete coming into the organisation."

Initially he was set for an exemption, though he is set to be tested in-and-out of competition. Even if his second UFC spell is a one-off, he'll be entered into the drug testing pool where he is scheduled to appear in WWE's Summerslam in August.

The former UFC heavyweight champion was also under a drug testing policy during WWE, where they randomly drug test their athletes four times a year via third-party organisation Aegis Sciences Corporation.

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Topics: UFC, WWE, Brock Lesnar