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Brock Lesnar medically cleared for SummerSlam

SB Nation logoSB Nation 13/07/2016 Sean Rueter

© Paul Heyman on Twitter One possibility which hung over Brock Lesnar’s return to mixed martial arts at last Saturday’s UFC 200 - and WWE’s decision to announce a pro wrestling match for August’s SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV) - was the possibility he would be medically suspended following his July 9 bout against Mark Hunt.

Win or lose, state athletic commissions evaluate competitors after combat sports engagements and mandate time off so they can heal from injuries they sustain in fights.

Folks who aren’t supporters of the Beast Incarnate, or fans who simply love a little chaos and wanted to see a wrench thrown in Vince McMahon’s gears, frequently brought up the possibility of Lesnar being suspended following his latest stint in the Octagon.

The state of New York (SummerSlam is in Brooklyn) said they’d be watching to see what Nevada ruled after UFC 200 (which took place in Las Vegas) when it came to deciding whether Brock could work with Randy Orton at Barclays Center on August 21.

Sorry, haters. Despite the swelling you can see around Lesnar’s left eye in the above picture shared by Paul Heyman on Twitter, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) did not list the Anomaly on their medical suspension list (full list is available here).

This should clear the way for Heyman’s client to work WWE’s August PPV without a hitch.

And Brock to return to UFC later this year. But as the man himself said, one step at a time.

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