The former UFC heavyweight champion of the world was tested by anti-doping agency USADA on three different occasions ahead of his inevitable return to the octagon.
It was a pretty mixed reaction to say the least when the hulking behemoth that is WWE superstar Brock Lesnar strode into the octagon at UFC 226, following the main-event’s conclusion.
Accepting Daniel Cormier’s challenge as the newly-crowned heavyweight kingpin, the pair engaged in an almost cringeworthy display of pro-wrestling-esque pushing before the show ended.
Now, with a fight against DC apparently set in stone but yet to be confirmed, Brock has re-entered the USADA testing pool and according to their official website, has been tested three times in the last month.
After testing positive for PED’s following his original comeback at UFC 200 – where he defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision – the response from the MMA community was mixed when they heard he would get a shot at the heavyweight belt.
In fact, it was one of disgust more than anything else.
DC will be heavily favoured in this matchup but this indeed is a sign of the direction that the sport is going – one where money well and truly does trump sense at times.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena