Brock Lesnar is back in the UFC! And he’s after the top prize. So, Will Daniel Cormier Defend His Title In The Brocktagon? Find out below:
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Just a few moments before Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic walked out to the octagon, Lesnar had been escorted to the front row seat by UFC President Dana White. Cormier, who already was the light heavyweight titleholder, became a simultaneous two-division champion with a first-round knockout of Miocic.
After that, Cormier took the mic from Joe Rogan and told Lesnar to enter the cage. Before they could exchange words, Lesnar shoved Cormier and had to be separated by the security.
And the word so far is that this fight is on. Lesnar will challenge Cormier for the heavyweight belt. The problem is, there is no date or location for it yet. Here’s what White has to say:
“We’re definitely going to make that fight,”
The development implies that White has made good on his word in April, where he said the former champ Lesnar would return after previously teasing it. Lesnar (5-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC), who is currently WWE’s Universal Champ, hasn’t had an MMA bout since UFC 200 in July 2016. In UFC 200 of course, Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt. However, that decision had been overturned to a no-contest since Lesnar a pair of drug tests by the USADA. As a result, Lesnar had been handed a one-year suspension and retired later. You are reading, “Will Daniel Cormier Defend His Title In The Brocktagon?”
To get back into the cage, Lesnar will have to re-enter USADA’s testing pool and serve the remainder of his suspension. And White says that the process began last week.
“I don’t know where they are in the process, but he’s going to pop up (on USADA’s list) here soon,”
White revealed. While UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky made Lesnar’s situation a bit clearer to us by saying:
“The way the process generally works is the athlete notifies us he wants back in the pool,”
“He said he did that last week. And he’s given certain deadlines to file certain declarations, whereabouts. But as soon as he says he’s back in the pool, he’s subject to testing.”
Novitzky estimates that Lesnar has a six month and 10 days remaining on USADA’s suspension. So, the Beast Incarnate could legitimately return to the Octagon at “mid-to-late January”.
That’s all for now. Now you know Will Daniel Cormier Defend His Title In The Brocktagon?