UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier becomes a simultaneous two-division champion after knocking out reigning heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic on Saturday night (July 7, 2018) and cement his legacy as the greatest of all time in the UFC, which many hesitant to believe, now he earned that recognition.
After the win, ‘DC’ calls out former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who happened to enter inside the Octagon and symbolically accepted a title shot against Cormier by shoving him in the chest.
The main hurdle for Lesnar is to clear his remaining time on his USADA suspension, which froze when he retired in early 2017. Lesnar who returned to Octagon in 2016 following a five-year retirement and defeats Mark Hunt at UFC 200, later that win overturned to no contest after revelation a failed steroid test.
Cormier’s rivalry with Jon ‘Bones’ Jones becomes bad blood by Jones repeated doping violations, and Cormier insists he will not fight Lesnar unless he knows for sure he is not cheating. (Via MMAMania)
”Brock’s gotta be clean, man,” Cormier said at the post-fight press conference. “I’m not gonna fight him if he’s not clean. We’ll do USADA testing and we’ll do other testing. We’ll do testing above USADA to make sure this man is clean. Cuz I’m not fighting him if he’s cheating, I’ve done that on a number of different occasions already. I don’t want to fight him if he’s dirty, man. Do it the right way.”
”You watch boxing, sometimes they do USADA testing and they do independent testing,” he said when pressed on what kind of testing could be added. “And I just want him tested all the time. He’s gonna be getting tested, even if I have to pay for it. We’ll get him tested as often as we need to make sure he’s clean.”
At UFC 226 presser last night, UFC president Dana White revealed Lesnar re-entered the testing pool last week, but when pressed for facts regarding Lesnar’s eligibility, White got no real answer.
Cormier believes Lesnar needs to be tested as regularly as possible and beyond the standard USADA testing protocol.
USADA constantly talks about “clean sport” and how this program is there to benefit clean athletes. Lesnar who’s still suspended and already got a title shot against Daniel Cormier.
According to Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter, who claimed on social media that Lesnar has been in the testing pool, and will actually fight in November at Madison Square Garden.