Brock Lesnar is officially back in the mix.
After two years away from mixed martial arts (MMA), the WWE superstar reentered the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing pool earlier this month in order to ready himself for a superfight with current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier sometime next year.
Now, just two weeks after putting his name back on the testing list, Lesnar has submitted his first sample. That’s according to USADA’s database of tested athletes for 2018, which was updated yesterday (Fri., July 20, 2018) and listed Lesnar as having one test count. The list was previously updated on July 10 and didn’t include the former UFC champion.
What comes of this test we really don’t know. The last time USADA put Lesnar under the microscope he wilted like a dead flower, eventually failing a drug test for his UFC 200 showdown with Mark Hunt. That was over 24 months ago, but the verdict is still out as to whether or not Lesnar can stay clean.
If the 41-year-old superstar is able to stay out of USADA’s doghouse moving forward then UFC will have back one of its biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draws of all time. His eventual clash with “DC” in 2019 could be the biggest fight in UFC heavyweight history.
I guess we’ll just have to hold our breath and hope Lesnar doesn’t cause waves.