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Brock Lesnar gets temporary suspension from Nevada Athletic Commission

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar has had a hell of a 36-hour stretch: much-discussed elbows of doom on Randy Orton at SummerSlam Sunday night, followed up by a backstage pull-apart altercation with Chris Jericho.

Then on Tuesday morning, Lesnar got word that he's been issued a temporary suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission as a result of his multiple drug failures following UFC 200. It's the first step in a process that will eventually lead to a formal hearing where Lesnar could face a two-year suspension under USADA guidelines. 

MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti first reported the news.

The 39-year-old tested positive for hydroxy clomiphene in two separate tests, one on June 28th prior to UFC 200 and then during an in-competition test at the show. Lesnar bested Mark Hunt via unanimous decision in his first appearance back in the UFC in nearly five years.

Now back in WWE, Lesnar returned to in-ring action against Orton and won via TKO after brutal elbows that required 10 staples to close. Lesnar was not on Raw this week, and his storyline future is undetermined as of this point.