Rumors have started swirling recently that WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar had re-entered the USADA testing pool for a potential return to the UFC.
However, the UFC Vice President Of Athlete Health & Performance Jeff Novitzky states that the former UFC Heavyweight Champion hasn’t entered the USADA testing pool.
“(Lesnar) is not currently enrolled in the USADA testing pool, nor has there been any inquiry on his part to do so,” Novitzky said to MMA Junkie.
The USADA rules state that a fighter must be in the testing pool for four months before they can compete in the UFC. Lesnar was granted a special exemption by USADA when he returned at UFC 200, which saw him defeat Mark Hunt by unanimous decision.
However, Lesnar would fail two separate drug tests and his win against Hunt would be overturned to a no contest. The situation would cause Hunt to file a lawsuit against the UFC and Lesnar, which is still ongoing to this day.
Shortly after the suspension handed down to Lesnar, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion would announce his retirement from the sport.
Lesnar is going to be seen next this coming August at WWE Summerslam, where he is rumored to be defending the WWE Universal Title against Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe in a Fatal 4 Way Match.