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Reports: MN native Brock Lesnar informed of an anti-doping violation

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Despite returning to the UFC for the first time in four years earlier this month, Brock Lesnar may find himself sidelined again – this time because of a anti-doping violation.

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A statement released by the UFC says: "The UFC orginization was notifed today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016."

Under the UFC's anti-doping policy no sanctions are imposed until a full legal review process is finished.

Their statement also says "The Nevada State Athletic Commission also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed in close proximity to Lesnar’s bout at UFC 200 in Las Vegas."

The failed drug test came before Lesnar's UFC 200 bout on July 7th, in which he defeated Mark Hunt.

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