The Nevada Athletic Commission has issued a temporary suspension of Brock Lesnar due to his USADA test failures leading up to UFC 200. MMA Fighting reports that Lesnar failed for the banned substance hydroxy-clomiphene, an anti-estrogen agent, on June 28 and again on the day of his July 9 fight with Mark Hunt. Lesnar faces a two-year suspension and will likely have a formal hearing. Read more at MMAFighting.com. [Thanks to Dot Net reader Darius]
Powell’s POV: Lesnar hasn’t ruled out returning to MMA. In fact, the story includes a recent quote that he gave to TMZ Sports in which he said it’s been a bumpy road and he will get through it, “and there will be a day, maybe, that they’ll see me back in the octagon.” Although there was originally some thought that his suspension could be an issue for his WWE career in commissioned states, the buzz lately has been that it shouldn’t be an issue. WWE previously revealed that they do not test Lesnar or other part-time performers, and thus they do not intend to suspend Lesnar.