Former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE champion Brock Lesnar was in attendance at UFC 226 live on pay-per-view (PPV) on (Sat., July 7, 2018) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After scoring a historic win over Stipe Miocic and becomes a two-division champion Daniel Cormier called out Lesnar, who stepped inside of the Octagon shoved ‘DC’ and goes verbal tirade. Quickly talks of their potential showdown start picking limelight.
Lesnar’s UFC return seems imminent, but the pair of heavyweights wouldn’t be able to square off until early next year. As Lesnar has one hurdle to overcome along the way is to serve remaining six months of USADA suspension, that stems from his failed drug tests for banned substance clomiphene during an out-of-competition test taken on June 28. He failed another drug test on the night of the showdown, during his 2016 return at UFC 200 in a victory over Mark Hunt that later overturned to a no contest.
UFC waived a mandatory four-month drug testing window ahead of Lesnar’s fight, exercised its right to dismiss that requirement.
Oddsmaker released their early betting odds, and it seems Cormier is betting favorite -200 over Lesnar +180. Despite the odds, Cormier wants full USADA and independent drug testing before their fight or else he wouldn’t fight a cheater.
A former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz believes Lesnar would not pass the drug test; he’s absolutely doping. (Via MMAMania)
“If he makes it to the fight I’d be shocked,” Cruz told the Scott & BR Show on 1090 AM in San Diego. “And I just mean that because USADA is the toughest anti-doping system there is on planet Earth, and that guy is absolutely doping. Period. No ifs, ands or buts about it. And he’s not been in mixed martial arts, so of course he’s been doing that stuff. How they’re going to get him to be clean on fight night is beyond me.”
Lesnar’s next showdown against two-division champion Daniel Cormier will be a massive business for Promotion. USADA recently confirmed Lesnar is already back in drug testing pool and eligible to fight in January of 2019.
Do you agree with Cruz’s statement? Do you think by January of 2019 he’ll be free of drugs?