It turns out that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was tested by USADA just weeks before making his decision to retire from MMA competition.
On Tuesday night, UFC President Dana White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto on Tuesday night that Lesnar is retiring from competition and won’t attempt a comeback. Also, ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani noted that chances of Lesnar returning to UFC aren’t likely anymore.
TMZ Sports recently published an article that looks at how the United States Anti-Doping Agency tested Lesnar nine times within the last year. Lesnar submitted two tests in 2019. Once in the 1st quarter (January through March) and at least once in April.
USADA confirms Lesnar was tested once between April 1 and April 18th but would not disclose the results of those tests.
With Lesnar retiring from MMA, his expected fight against UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier will not happen. Instead, he has his next date with WWE booked as he’ll work the upcoming show in Saudi Arabia on June 7th.