Brock Lesnar notifies UFC of retirement from MMA

Brock Lesnar is now officially retired from mixed martial arts, according to a report by MMAFighting.

The news doesn’t come as much of a surprise given Lesnar’s current situation regarding his failed drug test from UFC 200.

Last month, USADA announced that it had suspended Lesnar for a year for testing positive for clomiphene in both an out-of-competition and in-competition drug test leading up to his bout against Mark Hunt. Now that he is officially retired, however, the suspension will be paused until he notifies USADA of his intention to compete again and he has been withdrawn from the testing pool.

The former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE superstar began his professional MMA career in 2007, winning his first bout against Min-Soo Kim before signing with the UFC. He lost his debut to Frank Mir but moved on to beat Randy Couture to win the heavyweight title two fights later and defended it twice. In 2011, following a TKO loss to Alistair Overeem, he announced his retirement which he later came back from for UFC 200 last July.

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Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.

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