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article imageBrock Lesnar suspended for failing UFC drug test

By Owen Weldon     Dec 16, 2016 in Sports
Las Vegas - Brock Lesnar, former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE wrestler, reached a resolution to the drug tests he failed in relation to his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt.
On Thursday, Lesnar settled with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Lesnar will pay a $250,000 fine and his fighting license is suspended for a year. Furthermore, his win over Hunt will be overturned to a no-contest.
As of now, that's what's known about the settlement. No further details were released to the public, but the NSAC did confirm the suspension and fine.
When Lesnar fought Hunt, it had been almost five years since he last fought in the UFC. For now, there''s no indication that Lesnar has any plans on returning to the UFC. If he does decide to fight, then he wouldn't be able to until July, 2017.
The fine represents around 10 percent of Lesnar's earnings for fighting at UFC 200. He was paid around $2.5M for the fight, and he has since returned to the WWE.
Lesnar wasn't the only one fined. Nate Diaz was hit with a $50,000 fine and he has to complete 50 hours of community service. This was because of the melee he and Conor McGregor had at a press conference leading up to UFC 202. Jon Jones, former UFC light heavyweight champion, was also handed down a one-year suspension. There's no word on when Diaz or Jones will fight again.
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