Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made a surprise appearance at UFC 226 on Saturday, July 7. Following his title earning knockout victory over UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier called out the cage side former title holder.
Lesnar shoved Cormier from inside the octagon, before accepting the now two-division champion’s call out. Now the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has come forward to confirm that Lesnar is back in the testing pool.
Brock Lesnar was dealt a year-long suspension from the octagon after failing his drug test for UFC 200. After spending the first six months of his suspension, Lesnar announced his retirement and reclaimed his position as a WWE superstar.
Now, however, USADA has come forward with a statement to MMA Junkie. Check it out below:
“After receiving notice of his intent to compete in the UFC, Brock Lesnar re-entered the testing pool on July 3. 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.”