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Brock Lesnar Retires from MMA for the Second Time in 6 years

The former UFC champion is focusing on WWE after failing drug tests.

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Brock Lesnar retires from MMA for the second time in 6 years

Brock Lesnar is officially done with the UFC — at least for the time being.

MMA Fighting reports that while Lesnar himself did not make a public statement, a UFC spokesperson confirmed that he is no longer on the roster. Lesnar, 39, came out of his 2011 retirement to face Mark Hunt at UFC 200 last year in Las Vegas.

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Additionally, the US Anti-Doping Agency has reported that Lesnar has been removed from their testing pool. UFC requires all of their fighters to undergo USADA-run tests, and Lesnar infamously failed two tests prior to his fight against Hunt due to testing positive for the banned substance clomiphene. As a result, Lesnar was banned from the USADA for one year - however, since he has been removed from the testing pool, he would still have to carry out the last five months of his suspension if he were to re-enter the UFC.

The famously outspoken Lesnar has been surprisingly quiet about his failed tests and UFC departure. It appears that he is currently entirely focused on the WWE, where he is set to face Goldberg at Wrestlemania 33 on April 2.

 

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