Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been suspended for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after failing two drug tests ahead of UFC 200 in July.
The 290-pound human mountain tested positive for a pair of anti-estrogen drugs called clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene in both an out-of-competition drug sample collected on June 28 as well as a second sample taken on the night of his fight against Mark Hunt on July 9, Fox Sports reported.
Lesnar has also been fined $250,000. The sanctions were part of a signed settlement between Lesnar and the NSAC executive director, ESPN reported, following a unanimous vote among NSAC members Thursday.
After focusing on his WWE over recent years, Lesnar had returned to the Octagon for the first time since 2011 to take on Hunt in UFC 200, which he won via unanimous decision.
He won a $2.5 million purse for the bloody victory, so the fine was 10 percent of his total winnings.
It is not known whether the 39-year-old plans to fight again once his suspension is lifted on July 9, 2017. If so, he will have to submit clean drug samples at intervals of 30, 15 and three days prior to entering the Octagon.
As for his other career, Lesnar has wrestled 11 matches for WWE this year, but he is a part-time performer and therefore not subject to WWE’s wellness policy.