USADA Rep Confirms Brock Lesnar Is In Testing Pool

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Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar made a surprise appearance at UFC 226, shoving newly crowned UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.

UFC President Dana White recently stated that Lesnar is going to be back in the USADA testing pool and now a USADA rep has confirmed it.

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“After receiving notice of his intent to compete in the UFC, USADA re-entered Brock Lesnar to the testing pool on July 3,” the USADA statement sent to MMA Fighting read. “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.”

Since Lesnar is able to compete again this January, it would make him eligible to fight again on the first UFC pay-per-view card of 2019, which has yet to be officially announced as of this writing.

White also confirmed after UFC 226 that Cormier and Lesnar would meet for the UFC Heavyweight Title in the future. Which, if Lesnar is still WWE Universal Champion at the time of the UFC title bout, could make him the first person to hold a WWE and UFC championship at the same time.

Lesnar was issued a one year suspension by USADA shortly after UFC 200, as the WWE Universal Champion failed a pair of drug tests in line with the event.

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