Brock Lesnar didn’t leave a great impression on the mixed martial arts (MMA) community during his last Octagon outing.
“The Beast” fought fan-favorite knockout artist Mark Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 200 back in 2016. Despite winning the fight via unanimous decision, Lesnar had his win overturned to a No Contest after he failed an in-competition United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test.
Shortly after, Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA before deciding to focus more on professional wrestling. That didn’t last very long. On the heels of dropping his Universal Championship, Lesnar has been involved in discussions to return to the Octagon. He appeared at UFC 226 this past weekend (Sat. July 7, 2018) and confronted newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
UFC President Dana White noted that the next heavyweight title fight will indeed be Lesnar vs. Cormier. An expected fight date is expected in the coming months, but Lesnar won’t be eligible to fight again until January due to his USADA drug test failure as he only re-entered the drug testing pool last week.
Now that he’s expected to return soon, the MMA community has come out in full force to voice their opinions. One such voice is former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. He recently joined “The Scott & BR Show” in San Diego, and stated that he believes Lesnar is “absolutely” doping and will be surprised if he makes it to fight night:
“If he makes it to the fight I’d be shocked. 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.”
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