Insider: Lesnar May Appear at UFC 226
It’s been rumored for a while that Brock Lesnar could step back inside the UFC Octagon once again soon, and even UFC President Dana White has said he’s still interested in a Lesnar fight with Jon Jones.
But now a new report has come out that the current WWE universal champion may appear at UFC 226 in July. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer and MMA Fighting, talks between the two parties are underway and may involve Lesnar challenging the winner of the heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.
“Lesnar has been asked to face the winner of the 7/7 Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier fight for the heavyweight title, which from a sports standpoint is ridiculous given that Lesnar hasn’t had a true UFC win since Shane Carwin in 2010 (his 2016 win over Mark Hunt was changed to a no contest when he tested positive for Clomiphene),” Meltzer said. “But that would also be a money fight. As noted before, it’s going down to the wire. The idea for that fight is on 12/30 in Las Vegas, which means Lesnar needs to put himself back in the USADA testing pool by 6/30.
As a result of failing his drug tests for the UFC 200 fight with Hunt, in addition to his win being overturned, Lesnar received a one-year suspension from USADA. The suspension was frozen halfway through because Lesnar confirmed retirement from MMA once again while still with the WWE. In order for Lesnar to compete in an MMA bout again, he must first re-enter the USADA testing pool and sit out six months from competition.
Rumors have speculated since the start of this year that once Lesnar’s done with the WWE at some point this year, he will return to the UFC.
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