Former heavyweight champion and WWE convert Brock Lesnar has finally faced his punishment after failing a pair of drugs tests in the wake of his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt.
Lesnar tested positive for a pair of anti-estrogen drugs in both an out-of-competition sample taken two weeks before the fight, and a second sample taken the night of his victory against Hunt.
Now, Lesnar has been suspended for one year retroactive to the date of the fight, and has also been fined US$250,000.
The result at UFC 200 will also be overturned, now being registered as a "no contest".
The fine is around 10 per cent of the $2.5 million purse he earned by fighting Hunt.
That won't please Hunt who in July called for Lesner to be stripped of all his earnings from the fight.
"The best outcome is if the company that I work for says, 'you've been cheating, you lose all of your [fight earnings], and since it was cheating, you get fined. You get sued and you get a fine. You're going to straight to court, criminal court, because what you've done is an offense.' That's what I want done," Hunt said. "So that these guys who are cheating don't have more incentive to do it, because they do it for financial gain. If you take all of that away, they get nothing," Hunt said on The MMA Hour.
"Make them banned for five or 10 years. There goes your career. Five, 10 years, you have no career left and not only that, you lose all of your money. You're done as a fighter. That'll stop you from doing it. That's what I want to see done. I won't be a part of any company who says 'we don't mind you cheating or doing this or that,' otherwise then every monkey will be [cheating]."
With the suspension and the fine handed down, Lesnar's tumultuous return to the UFC has finally come to a close after the WWE superstar came back to fight for the first time in nearly five years.
There's been no indication that Lesnar intends to return to the UFC to fight again following this latest incident but with a one-year suspension he would be eligible as early as July 9, 2017.