Brock Lesnar will not fight this year because he did not enter the USADA testing pool last month.
Ariel Helwani reports that Lesnar entered on July 3rd, which means that he will be eligible to fight Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight Championship anytime after early January.
Here is the USADA statement:
“After receiving notice of his intent to compete in the UFC, Brock Lesnar re-entered the testing pool on July 3. 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.”
Brock Lesnar-USADA update, courtesy of USADA: pic.twitter.com/D467KUHLJK
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 9, 2018
For those of you that have asked about Lesnar, there is nothing new on his status for SummerSlam but people in WWE are under the impression that he will defend the Universal Championship, possibly against Roman Reigns, in Brooklyn. The match between Lesnar and Bobby Lashley at Extreme Rules should set the stage for whatever Vince McMahon has planned for the SummerSlam main event.