Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar Eligible To Return In January After Entering USADA Testing Pool
Brock Lesnar stormed the Octagon and immediately shoved the newly crowned champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 PPV event, leading many to believe Brock would be next for Cormier. But before that Lesnar has to enters the USADA drug testing pool to serve six months of suspension to be eligible to return to Octagon.
“After receiving notice of his intent to compete in the UFC, USADA re-entered Brock Lesnar to the testing pool on July 3,” the USADA statement read. “With six months and four days remaining on his period of ineligibility, Lesnar will be able to compete on or after January 8, 2019, should he remain in compliance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.”
The suspension Lesnar serving is stem from a positive test for banned substance clomiphene in the lead up to his UFC 200 showdown with Mark Hunt. Lesnar scores a decision win which took place in July 2016, but later that decision was overturned, and the suspension was handed down.
After UFC 226 scuffle with Cormier, UFC president Dana White would later confirm that Lesnar would be Cormier’s first challenger for the heavyweight defense.
Cormier is already talking for the potential light heavyweight title defense until Lesnar serves his suspension. Should Cormier give Alexander Gustafsson a chance for a title fight or in the meantime, he should fight someone else like Shogun Rua. Cormier clear at UFC post-fight presser he doesn’t plan on too many fights before his retirement.
What do you say, who should Cormier fight next before locking horns with Lesnar?