After failing two U.S. Anti-Doping Association drug tests surrounding his return to mixed martial arts at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar has been handed a one-year suspension and a fine of $250,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Jon Jones, who was pulled from the UFC 200 card due to a failed test, will also serve a one-year suspension after his settlement agreement was approved Thursday by the NSAC.
Lesnar's tests were conducted on June 28 (out-of-competition) and July 9 (in-competition), the day of his UFC 200 bout against Mark Hunt, which he won by unanimous decision. That fight is now being ruled a no contest.
Jones was pulled from his main-event fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 after a June drug test turned up positive.
Both Lesnar and Jones faced potential two-year bans from the USADA and NSAC.
After the first failed test, Hunt called for Lesnar's entire purse from the fight -- a record $2.5 million before additional payment from pay-per-view buys -- to be paid to Hunt in full. The Lesnar-Hunt match was moved into the main event after Jones-Cormier was pulled.
Lesnar denied taking any banned substance at the time of the failed tests, telling the Associated Press, "We will get to the bottom of this." Jones said he was sure his "B" sample would come back negative, but it did not.
The exact substance found in Lesnar's test has not been made public as it is the fighter's right to keep that information private. Jones' positive test stemmed from the use of a sexual enhancement pill that contained banned substances.
Since the suspension, Lesnar has returned to WWE and continues to make occasional appearances in the squared circle. At age 39, a return to mixed martial arts is unlikely after his suspension is served.