After five years away from mixed martial arts, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made a successful return at UFC 200 in July. However, after the bout, it was announced that Brock Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance.
Because of the failed drug test, Lesnar is facing a two-year suspension from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
That seemed to all but guarantee Lesnar’s professional MMA career was over, but prior to SummerSlam this weekend the WWE superstar left the door open for a potential return down the line.
“I got a few challenges to overcome before I can get there but I don’t know,” Lesnar told TMZ, as transcribed by FOX Sports. “For right now, I’m going to focus on my WWE career. I wanted to step back in the Octagon and avenge my loss against diverticulitis. Sunday, I’m facing Randy Orton at SummerSlam and really that’s all that’s on my mind. I think to my fans that watch me in the Octagon, I thank them for their support.”
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will discuss Lesnar’s situation this week, so we could learn more information on the suspension Lesnar is facing.
If USADA and the NAC decide to show some mercy in Lesnar’s case, we very well could see him returning to the UFC for another landmark fight down the line. But if he is forced to serve a two-year ban, it’s difficult imaging Lesnar returning after his 41st birthday.
We will just have to wait and see how it all plays out.
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