Former Heavyweight Champ Brock Lesnar Has Started The Process To Re-Enter In USADA Drug-Testing Pool
Former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar’s path toward fighting new heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier have begun.
Lesnar came out of a nearly five-year retirement to face Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in 2016 and won the bout via unanimous decision, but later it changed to a no-contest after failing an anti-doping test. Lesnar still has to complete the six months of remaining drug testing required by the UFC’s anti-doping policy.
“So the process has started, they started the process last week,” White revealed. “I don’t know where they are in the process but he’s going to pop up on the board here soon, Monday or Tuesday, I don’t know where in the process he is.”
Lesnar was cage-side at UFC 226, expected to challenge the winner of Cormier and Stipe Miocic. New heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier calls out Brock Lesnar after scoring an impressive KO win over Stipe Miocic. Lesnar entered the octagon, shoved Cormier and went full WWE mode. He also trashes Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic.
White also break down the Octagon brawl.
”I said ‘Calm down, relax, stop. We get it, there’s going to be a fight. Calm down.’” he said. “They were both … did you see DC push me up against the cage? I’m too old for this s**t, you can’t be doing this for me. They were all fired up, everybody in there was crazy. And then Cormier’s little guy is running over pushing Brock. I’m like ‘This is about to turn into a s**t show that the commission is not going to like.”
White confirms Lesnar vs. Cormier is the fight everyone wants, and we will make it.
”Yeah, we’re definitely going to make that fight,” he said before explaining how Lesnar came to be ringside for the event. “So Lesnar hit me up a couple of days ago and says ‘Sorry I went dark on you but I had some I had to take care of and I’m going to come to the fights this weekend.’ ‘Okay, see you Saturday.’”
”He came here tonight, he was all fired up if you couldn’t tell. Right when he got to my seat on the side he was acting like a lunatic, he was all fired up and excited for this fight. His gut told him Stipe, because he felt Cormier put too much weight on for this fight, he thought it was going to affect him. And … it didn’t.”
As far when the fight happens, Dana White sounds like he doesn’t have the answer.
”I don’t know right now,” he said. “We have this night tonight, we have July 28th, and then we can really start working on this end of the year stuff, September, October, November, December.”
According to Lesnar and Cormier beef, White said it all stems from their amateur wrestling days.
”So they’ve known each other a long time from the wrestling thing, and they talk a lot of s**t to each other about wrestling and who would have won in wrestling and who would have done this and that,” White said. You can ask Cormier about it, but there is a thing with those two, who would win … now they’re going to find out.”
Lesnar vs. Cormier showdown would sell a lot of pay-per-views (PPV), and the promotion needs a boost in PPV buys obviously.