The former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, on Tuesday 14th of February declared to UFC about his retirement as his name is no longer on the roster of the Las Vegas-based promotion, his name has also been deleted from the United States Anti-Doping Agency Drug Testing pool.

The 39-year-old American received a year suspension from both USADA and the Nevada Athletic Commission having been confirmed positive for the estrogen blocker clomiphene in both an in- and out-of-competition drug test in relation to UFC 200, his team said it is that believed the substance in question was part of a foot cream used by Lesnar in the lead-up to the fight, but he was unaware it contained banned substances.

He is expected to return from suspension on July 15, 2017 should he terminate his retirement at any point.

In his first bout in more than five years, Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision at UFC 200, but that result was overturned to a no contest following the results of the drug tests. Lesnar initially retired from the UFC following a first-round technical knockout loss to Alistair Overeem in December 2011

He is currently signed to a WWE contract, failed multiple drug tests stemming from his UFC 200 showdown with Mark Hunt in Las Vegas last year, which resulted to a one-year suspension of his fighting license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), as well as a $250,000 fine.

The retirement announcement has nothing to do with his WWE career. Some have speculated that Lesnar, who has been criticized by some fans for only appearing in a few pay-per-views a year, might appear more regularly on weekly shows like Raw, where it has been noted that “The Beast” is a ratings boost when he does make an appearance.


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