Report: Brock Lesnar And Jon Jones Facing Shorter USADA Suspension Due to Nature of Banned Substances
By FCF Staff
After being flagged by USADA this past summer, as part of UFC 200 testing, it looks as though both Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar are not facing the usual, two year suspension from the organization.
Jones was pulled from UFC 200, and a bout with Daniel Cormier, after he was flagged for an estrogen blocker and an aromatase inhibitor. Lesnar, who fought Mark Hunt and won via decision, also allegedly tested positive for an estrogen blocker.
According to a new report from MMA Fighting.com, USADA has confirmed that since these are “specified substances”, Jones and Lesnar are facing a one year suspension, rather than two. Specified substances can enter an athlete’s body inadvertently, which is why suspensions for them are less lengthy.
It’s worth noting, however, that the Nevada Commission could administer it’s own suspension, and does not have to follow USADA’s lead.
Jones has repeatedly said he did not intentionally take any banned substances prior to UFC 200. Lesnar also relayed that he and his team “would get to the bottom of this” when the flag was announced.