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It could just be an error, but one of Brock Lesnar’s USADA samples is missing from the USADA database.

It is noteworthy mostly because of Lesnar’s history with USADA and the UFC. He was granted a special testing exemption in order fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200, a fight he handily won, only for tests to return afterwards positive, a result USADA could have sped up, but chose not to. Mark Hunt is currently in the process of suing Lesnar and the UFC over the entire incident.

Now, he is back in the testing pool in order to potentially face UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier sometime in 2019. Naturally, suspicions run high around another MMA return for the 41-year-old athlete. Daniel Cormier wants to ‘drug test the hell out of him’, and former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz says he’s absolutely doping.

This is something to keep an eye on.


Insomnia

Good on the UFC for still paying Renato Moicano for training to be the backup fighter, even though he missed weight by a pound. That’s more generous than they needed to be.

Derrick Lewis shot his first day on his first TV show.

It was instantly meme-worthy stuff.

Tenshin Nasukawa hitting pads at Floyd Mayweather’s gym

The story of a man who beat Carlos Gracie- and paid the price.

Mayweather was asked a great question- why wasn’t he kickboxing Tenshin when he had been posting clips of training in an Octagon? He quickly revealed his true colors, confirming what we knew to be true- that the MMA rumors were, in his own words, “bullshit”.

Snow sparring

Michelle Waterson wishes a happy birthday to Claudia Gadelha, who fights tomorrow night.

Leslie Smith on Full Frontal:


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

This really could have been stopped at least half a minute before it was.

Under normal MMA rules, this would have been a finish.

Those uppercuts...

Elbows are like the shotgun blasts of striking: You can only land them at close range but man are they effective.

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality