Brock Lesnar responds to news of positive drugs test 5 years ago

Brock Lesnar responds to news of positive drugs test

The lack of shock that accompanied news of Brock Lesnar being popped for an anti-doping violation is a sad indictment on a sport desperately trying to get its house in order.

The result of the UFC 200 co-main event may yet be overturned or declared 'No Contest' after Lesnar was flagged for an anti-doping violation by USADA last night.

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Lesnar made a triumphant return to MMA and was reportedly paid $2.5m by the promotion for the privilege. That win could be stricken from the record and a sizeable chunk of the fight purse could be withheld, depending on USADA's adjudication of the case.

Lesnar gave a short statement to the Associated Press, on Friday night, and provided copies of documents that show he passed his first three anti-doping tests after announcing his UFC return. He said:

"We'll get to the bottom of this."

Right now, the UFC will be hoping that Lesnar's positive test will mark rock bottom and a turning point in their endeavours to clean up the sport.

The MMA world reacted with a mixture of dismay, anger and mirth as the news broke, last night:

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