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Nevada Extends Brock Lesnar Suspension for Failed Drug Test

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada athletic regulators have extended a temporary suspension of UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar pending a hearing on his failure of drug doping tests at UFC 200 last month.

State Athletic Commission officials say the move approved Tuesday came after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency found violations of UFC drug policy in June and at Lesnar’s July 9 fight against Mark Hunt.

The UFC has said the 39-year-old Lesnar tested positive for the same banned substance both times.

A representative for Lesnar didn’t immediately respond Tuesday to a message.

The earliest Lesnar could be scheduled for a Nevada commission hearing is September.

He could face a two-year suspension, along with fines.

Lesnar beat Hunt by decision, winning his first mixed martial arts fight in 4½ years.

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