Brock Lesnar Not Receiving Special Treatment From USADA

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After the excitement began to simmer following the announcement of Brock Lesnar’s return to MMA for UFC 200, a few eyebrows started to be raised.

The USADA and UFC have a rule in place that states a fighter returning from retirement must subscribe to four months of random drug testing, but Lesnar was given an exemption to this.

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The rule reads:

5.7 An Athlete who gives notice of retirement to UFC, or has otherwise ceased to have a contractual relationship with UFC, may not resume competing in UFC Bouts until he/she has given UFC written notice of his/her intent to resume competing and has made him/herself available for Testing for a period of four months before returning to competition. UFC may grant an exemption to the four-month written notice rule in exceptional circumstances or where the strict application of that rule would be manifestly unfair to an Athlete.

But that certainly doesn’t mean the anti-doping agency isn’t monitoring the WWE contracted star.

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As reported by MMA Fighting, the USADA website reports Lesnar has been tested five times in two weeks.

UFC vice president of health and performance Jeff Novitzky confirmed Lesnar┬áhad undergone at least three tests, and expects more to follow in the build up to July 9’s bicentennial show.

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Novitzky said:

I’d expect there are even more to come as well before UFC 200.

Lesnar, who is also drug tested throughout the year by the WWE, will co-headline the event at the T-Mobile Arena when he faces Mark Hunt – and it appears the USADA are doing their utmost to ensure the fight is PED free.


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