If Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier are going to fight, then the former champ better be clean. But that’s not all.
While he’s officially back in the drug-testing pool, his suspension is far from over. That ends on January 8, 2019. According to MMAFighting.com’s Marc Raimondi, that’s when he’s eligible to fight again.
“After receiving notice of his intent to compete in the UFC, USADA re-entered Brock Lesnar to the testing pool on July 3,” a statement from the USADA 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.”
Lesnar only has nine UFC fights under his belt. However, Dana White knows there’s plenty of money to be made in this situation. But after beating Mark Hunt in July of 2016, the result was overturned to a no contest. That’s because Brock tested positive for clomifene. He holds a 5-3 career record (with the one no contest) during his time with the UFC
There’s also the fact that he’s already 40 years old. Meanwhile, Cormier just took down Stipe Miocic with ease. At this point it’s difficult to bet against DC. We’d be smart not to.
Plus there’s Brock’s record before “defeating” Hunt. After getting off to a 5-1 start, he would lose consecutive fights to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem. There’s reason to believe he’s just not good anymore; that he just cannot keep up with this kind of grind. His time in the UFC is just about over. If Lesnar beats Cormier, do you think he even defends his belt? If he doesn’t beat DC, this has to be it right?
One way or another, we’re going to find out. That is, if Lesnar decides he actually wants to fight clean this time.