Les­nar tells UFC he is re­tired from com­pe­ti­tion

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

LOS AN­GE­LES - Former UFC heavy­weight cham­pion Brock Les­nar has in­formed the mixed mar­tial arts pro­mo­tion that he is re­tired from com­pe­ti­tion. The UFC con­firmed the 39-year-old Les­nar’s de­ci­sion Wed­nes­day. Les­nar re­turned from a 4 1/2year MMA ab­sence last July to beat Mark Hunt at UFC 200, but the re­sult was over­turned af­ter Les­nar failed two dop­ing tests. He was sub­se­quently sus­pended from com­pe­ti­tion for a year by the U.S. Anti-Dop­ing Agency, which ad­min­is­ters the UFC’s dop­ing pol­icy. Les­nar’s de­ci­sion to re­tire means he has been re­moved from USADA’s drug-test­ing pool, which mon­i­tors the fight­ers year-round. If he de­cides to re­turn to com­pe­ti­tion, he would have to serve the re­main­ing five months of his sus­pen­sion. The de­ci­sion doesn’t af­fect Les­nar’s pro­fes­sional wrestling ca­reer, where the mul­ti­tal­ented athlete has spent most of the past five years.

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