Earlier this week, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was asked, on Twitter, to compare his UFC 200 failed drug test to Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test. Jones’ reply was that he and Lesnar were not “in the same boat.”
On Tuesday, we found that Jones and Lesnar are pretty much in the exact same boat.
I know we are not in the same boat, I'll just leave it at that https://t.co/vDn1Vv8jAX
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 18, 2016
On Tuesday the UFC released a statement revealing that Lesnar, in addition to failing an out-of-competition drug test related to UFC 200, failed an in-competition drug test.
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar that his in-competition sample collection from July 9, 2016, at UFC 200, has tested positive for the same substance as his previously announced out-of-competition collection on June 28, 2016.”
Later in the day, it was revealed that Lesnar tested positive for the same substance that Jones had tested positive for in his failed test. So, yes, same boat.
I'm told by an official with knowledge of Brock Lesnar's positive test that the substance is clomiphene, the same one found in @JonnyBones.
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) July 19, 2016
Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200, earning a unanimous decision. When news of Lesnar’s first failed test broke, Hunt said he asked the UFC for Lesnar’s full $2.5 million payday.
Hunt was not quiet on Tuesday either when he learned about the second failed drug test.
@arielhelwani u and I know it ain't no asthma bullshit typical coming from the assholes training camp fucken bunch of cheating scum
— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) July 19, 2016
Lesnar has not offered a comment as of yet.