The biggest news in MMA is that, once again, Brock Lesnar is back. Or at least, Brock Lesnar is trying to come back. Whether he actually makes it back into the cage is up for debate and, at least one major MMA analyst thinks it is unlikely.
On Saturday evening at UFC 226, Lesnar was called into the cage to confront the newly minted heavyweight champ champ, Daniel Cormier. Lesnar went full professional wrestling, shoving ‘DC’ and cutting a promo on him, setting up a huge Pay-Per-View fight down the line. The only issue is that, Lesnar has to be in the USADA testing pool for six months before competing again and thus is not eligible to return until January and some people think he won’t make it that long without failing another drug test.
“If he makes it to the fight I’d be shocked,” UFC commentator, analyst, and former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz told the Scott & BR Show on 1090 AM in San Diego (per MMA Mania). “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.”
Lesnar has had a tumultuous history with USADA. When Lesnar returned to the UFC at UFC 200 after a five year layoff, he was granted a special exemption from their returning fighter policy, allowing him to compete on only a month’s notice. He then famously failed both out-of-competition and in-competition USADA tests for the banned substance clomiphene. He was suspended for one year and fined $250,000. Lesnar retired from MMA once again and returned to the WWE.
If Lesnar can keep his nose clean though, all indications are that he will once again get the opportunity to fight for the UFC heavyweight title, a remarkable feat as Lesnar has not officially won a fight since 2010 when he unified the UFC heavyweight and interim heavyweight titles with a comeback win over Shane Carwin at UFC 116.
The daddest man in the universe.
The UFC has to be paying TMZ if Blagoy is somehow getting on there.
Chael says DC is never going back to 205 and should vacate the belt.
Mark Hunt teaching physics.
The MMA Beat. Discussing UFC 226, Brock Lesnar, Brian Ortega, and UFC Boise.
Obviously Fight Talk. Previewing UFC Boise and discussing the UFC’s new WWE era.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
I actually really want to see this fight.
Hey @yoelromeroMMA here’s the difference between you and me: You’ve missed weight in your last two fights and I’ve won two belts in my last two fights. You’re also 0-2 in your last two title fights, boi #keepdreaming. And hey, get Malki off your Twitter. It’s embarrassing.— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 13, 2018
I see a lot of people commenting on @YoelRomeroMMA post in regards to accomplishments so I took the opportunity to post this. Wrestling will not be a problem against @dc_mma pic.twitter.com/Pci9fsrQPE— Ibrahim Kawa (@Abraham_kawa) July 12, 2018
You know what is cool? Air someone else’s dirty laundry while in a feud with an entirely different person.
At what point do we count Nick Diaz as a keyboard warrior? It’s been 3.5 years since he’s fought . . .
Sick of this all this “baddest man on the planet” bs. I’ll fight for any title at Any weight. @Ufc wants to make bs wwf fights with guys that fight like shit and put on an act. @dc_mma would look way worse than I do in this pic if he fought Anderson the way I did but instead he decided to wrestle fuck him for five rounds in front of his whole life And still almost got finished off in the last round with Silva only having two or three weeks notice @danawhite should give me this fight instead of dick chest Brock Lesnars cheating ass #dontbescaredhomie nothing personal I love Dc but I don’t like what he does-constantly embarrassed for him and the sport I started doing MMA because it’s not WWF and I’ve never put on A bs act in my life I’m sure fans would like to see a real fight @nick_diaz_academy
Hey @JamesVickMMA remember looking over at the wrestlers working their ass off and thinking how stupid they were? Doing the shit they were doing in their dumb tights. All while you were trying to get that ball through the hole. Now you know, I was getting ready to fuck you up— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) July 12, 2018
actually I went to a small school and we didn't even have a wrestling team. But yes please try and wrestle me so you can gas out the first 2 mins instead of the first 5. You're cardio is a joke no one has been able to hold me down and you'll be no different.— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) July 12, 2018
Al is the best.
Too much time on instagram too much time bashing EMPLOYEES past and present... ship sinking help us all ari gold save yourself— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) July 12, 2018
I can swim BUT ’ll chill on the beach I’m safe you’ll allllll drownnnn— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) July 12, 2018
Cheer you on from the shore— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) July 12, 2018
Whittaker’s coaching staff for TUF.
Big jump up.
Khabib getting itchy.
@ufc bring this guy, or give me the next one in line, lightweight division have to move. I’m ready #Alhamdulillah ❗️ Жду пока назначат бой, а точнее готовлюсь к защите, но че то они медлят с этим, а может они своё мутят? Как вы думаете, кого они дадут, и кого вы бы хотели? #ufc #lightweight #champion #andstill #inshaAllah #победатолькоотВсевышнего #groundandpound
FIGHT CANCELLED! Well, if you didn’t already know I had to cancel my fight next weekend due to injury. Looks like a bulged disc in my neck but won’t know for certain till the MRI. Sorry folks. Believe me, I wanted nothing more than to roll into Germany and steal the damn show with with a crazy ass fight and fly home with a bonus in my pocket. But just wasn’t meant to be this time. As soon as I’m good to go, I do plan on getting right back to where I left off and taking the quickest fight I can find. Still have goals to meet this year and that’s not changing. Just gonna take a little longer, but still gonna get there. ✌
Cormier is in trouble.
Update: I'm going for my intro to BJJ introductory class Monday night. pic.twitter.com/g7WOkJbAz6— Jon Jones (@jonjones) July 13, 2018
Jeremy Kennedy (11-1) vs. Danyel Pilo (10-1-2); Brave 14, Aug. 18.
TODAY IN MMA HISTORY
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