Is Brock Lesnar On Steroids?

Last edited: April 1, 2020
by Reda Elmardi

When people see a big and jacked dude walking down the street.

Nine times out of ten they will scream ‘steroids’.

Okay, they probably won’t scream the word out loud for fear of getting their ass kicked.

But they’ll mutter it under their breath.

Today we’re looking at is Brock Lesnar on steroids, and if you know Brock.

You’ll know what a big and jacked dude he is.

You’ll also know that he is legitimately one of the worst men on the planet.

So if you do accuse him of using steroids.

you’d better be ready to eat your words if doing it in person.

The simple fact of the matter is that.

Whether a big guy is or is not on steroids.

In order to build muscle when using steroids.

You still need to work incredibly hard in the gym, and with your diet.

Steroids are not magical creations that transform you into a hulking monster overnight.

To build muscle with steroids, your diet and training must be on point.

Because Brock looks so awesome.

It has often lead to people asking is Brock Lesnar on steroids or if he is just natural and genetically gifted.

Well, to help get to the bottom of this once and for all.

We are now going to address this question and try to provide you with an educated answer.

Legal Disclaimer

First and foremost, Brock Lesnar is a big dude and he is a former UFC champion.

That makes him one of the toughest men on the planet.

Therefore, it probably wouldn’t be wise to get on his wrong side.

Therefore, the content of this article will be based purely on speculation on our part.

And should not be considered a gospel fact.

We have no solid evidence that Brock is on steroids, and we probably never will.

We will, however, be looking at what we know about Brock.

His physique, and anabolic steroid use, in a bid to determine whether we think he is, or has, ever used steroids to get into the freakish shape that he is still into this day.

So, now that we’ve hopefully done what we can to avoid an ass-kicking.

Here we will now be addressing the question of is Brock Lesnar on steroids or natural.

Who is Brock Lesnar?

Brock Lesnar is a pro wrestler, albeit part-time, with the WWE.

A former UFC heavyweight champion, an NCAA champion in college wrestling.

And he even had a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings Football team.

As you can tell, he is a born athlete and is also one of the toughest men on the planet.

He stands at 6ft 3 and weighs in at around 285 pounds on average.

That weight is pretty much all muscle as he is built like a tank and is one of the most athletically gifted men in the world.

He wrestled as an amateur before signing for the WWE.

Then WWF’s developmental territory OVW in the late nineties.

After honing his skills he debuted on WWE TV and had the most dominant year as a rookie ever.

Eventually, the travel proved too much and he tried his hand in the NFL and eventually the UFC.

He was a huge draw for the UFC and captured the heavyweight title and proved hugely dominant.

After a life-threatening illness.

He lost a couple of steps and stepped away from the UFC and went back to the WWE on a part-time basis, where he remains to this day.

Early Life

Brock is a country boy born and bred.

He loves hunting, he hates people, he loves the great outdoors.

He loves being in the countryside, and he hates big cities and superficial things.

Brock was born and raised on a farm.

Where he worked to earn his keep.

He worked tirelessly, and as you know,

Farm work is very physically demanding.

By the time he was a young teen he was already the size of a large man as he had built a great deal of muscle through farm work alone.

While in High School, he took an instant liking to amateur wrestling, and because of his size, he proved to be a natural.

Through wrestling, he would also spend time in the gym.

So that, combined with the manual labor on the farm.

Meant that Brock was probably one of the most jacked teenagers on the planet.

At well over 6ft and pushing close to 240.

He impressed with his natural wrestling ability and competitive side.

Not only was Brock jacked and incredibly strong, but he was also very fast and athletic.

He had all of the traits needed to make it as a pro athlete.

Which is why he went on to become an NCAA wrestling champ in college.

There was the talk of making the Olympic team.

Nut now Brock had a new interest, as he was scouting for OVW.

Which was WWE’s developmental territory in Ohio!


Brock wrestled and honed his skills in Ohio Valley Wrestling for a number of years.

He was part of the new breed of WWE superstar.

In the early 2000s, Stone Cold Steve Austin was injured, The Rock was now part-time as he transitioned over to Hollywood.

And the Attitude era, as it was called, was slowly coming to an end.

There was a huge void that needed filling, as the new superstars had to be created.

In OVW, Brock developed his skills, along with Dave Batista, John Cena, and Randy Orton, to name just a select few.

Brock debuted on WWE TV IN 2002, on Monday Night Raw.

And he instantly made an impression.

He burst into the ring wearing black trunks and man-handled everybody in there like they were nothing.

He was 6ft 3, 295 pounds, and was ripped to shreds.

He was big, vascular, and powerful and had traps the size of a small child.

Brock went on to win the King of the Ring and defeat none other than The Rock.

At Summerslam in August 2002.

He became the youngest WWE champ ever, aged just 25 and stayed at the top of the WWE for several more years.

As the years went by, Brock found the travel incredibly tough.

He was on great, money, so great in fact, that he purchased a private jet to try to make the travel a little less hectic.

Sadly, he fell out of love with pro wrestling.

Mainly because of the brutal travel involved.

And decided to try and make it as an NFL player.


After leaving the WWE he tried out for the Minnesota Vikings in 2004.

He proved to be very good, but sadly.

Due to a bad motorcycle accident and without enough time to properly prepare.

He didn’t quite make the team.

He went on to wrestle in Japan as it was good money and there was no travel involved.

But rumors started to circulate that he had his eyes on an MMA fight.

These rumors proved true, as Brock made his debut MMA fight against the 7ft tall Min Soo Kim in 2007.

Brock dominated the fight and won by TKO.

Forcing Kim to tap out through ground and pound.

This impressed Dana White, the owner of the UFC, who signed Brock to the UFC.

Brock made his debut against one of the best fighters on the roster Frank Mir.

As the fight started, Brock quickly shot in and took Mir down effortlessly.

And mounted him with punches.

The referee intervened, unfairly in many people’s eyes, and removed Brock from Mir.

Brock again took Mir down.

Mir hadn’t landed a single blow, but Brock made a rookie mistake and left his legs uncovered.

And Mir pounced and tapped Brock out with a kneebar.

Brock lost his first fight, but he had looked dominant and defeated Heath Herring during his next fight.

And then Randy Couture – one of the best fighters in UFC history.

Brock was now the UFC heavyweight champ.

He fought Mir again shortly after, and after heaps of trash talk.

Brock destroyed Mir and won emphatically.

Shortly after, Brock developed Diverticulitis and had to undergo two emergency surgeries to remove several feet of intestine.

He nearly died.

Amazingly, he returned to the Octagon less than a year later and defeated Shane Carwin.

However, during this fight, it was clear that Brock had lost a step.

He looked slower, less explosive, weaker, and just wasn’t as confident.

He lost his next two fights and was forced to retire in late 2011.

He returned to the WWE a few months later and took on a badass.

MMA fighter legit tough guy gimmick and he still wrestles there to this day.

Many believe that he will soon be heading back to the UFC.

But that remains to be seen.

So, is Brock Lesnar On Steroids?

Now that we know about Brock’s career.

We now need to decide whether Brock Lesnar is on steroids or if he is just a genetic freak.

Here’s a look at a few pieces of evidence both for, and against, potential steroid use on Brock’s part.

His size

Brock is 6ft3, and currently, he weighs around 284 pounds.

He’s a beast.

While statistically more people weigh closer to 280 pounds than 180 pounds.

The average man of that weight is not walking around with visible ABS.

Brock’s weight is pretty much all muscle, and although he’s not quite as shredded now as he was when he made his WWE debut in 2002.

He is still in amazing shape.

You can, of course, get to Brock’s size naturally, but it would be hard.

It’s clear that Brock has genetics on his side.

However, so his size certainly doesn’t prove that he is on, or has used, anabolic steroids before.

Is Brock Lesnar On Steroids?

No noticeable transformation

Some people on steroids can go from weighing, say 190 pounds to 230 pounds in a few months, all solid muscle.

Steroids help people to build muscle quickly.

Yet Brock hasn’t undergone any huge transformations.

There are pictures of him in High School looking bigger than most grown men.

Brock has been big and jacked virtually all of his life.

So again, there is no dramatic transformation to focus on here.

He hasn’t denied taking steroids

When asked in 2016 if he used steroids, Brock didn’t actually deny using them.

The reason why he was asked in 2016 will soon become clear.

But, for now, let’s focus on what Brock said.

When asked if he used steroids, Brock said ‘I’m white and I’m jacked, deal with it.

What do you want me to say’?

He certainly never admitted to using them.

But when asked outright, he could have responded with ‘no’, yet he didn’t.

He failed a drug test

The reason Brock was asked in 2016 if he used steroids was that in August at UFC 200.

While still working for WWE, he returned to the UFC to face Mark Hunt.

The UFC is drug tested by USADA, or the United States Anti-Doping Association (You can check about this on Conor McGregor and Sage Northcutt cases).

Brock passed several tests for steroids but failed a test after the fight for Clomid.

Clomid is not a steroid, it is a hormone used to negate the ill-effects of anabolic steroids, and used in the post cycle therapy.

Clomid is also found in asthma inhalers and some medications, which is where Brock claims it came from.

Clomid is banned as it is an anti-Estrogen hormone that helps return a person’s testosterone levels back to normal after running a steroid cycle.

He is not tested in the WWE

WWE has a wellness policy.

Which it uses to test its superstars, at random, for drugs and banned substances.

After Brock failed the test after his UFC return.

WWE was forced to admit that Brock is not tested under the wellness policy because he is only part-time and only wrestles a few matches each year.

As he isn’t tested in WWE, he could, theoretically.

He has been using steroids since his return.

This, however, doesn’t mean that he has.

So, is Brock Lesnar On Steroids?

In our opinion, we have to say that we think Brock could be on steroids.

It’s clear he’s a workhorse in the gym, and that he has great genes and is a gifted athlete.

But failing that test for Clomid is what has swayed our decision.



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About the Author

Reda Elmardi is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

About Reda Elmardi

Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

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