DC: I'm not fighting Lesnar if he's not clean

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Brock Lesnar won a Unanimous Decision over Mark Hunt at UFC 200, that was in time changed to a No Contest. Prior to the fight, Hunto said he was certain Lesnar had been using Performance Enhancing Drugs.

Since July 1, 2015, USADA has administered the UFC Anti-Doping Program, which among other efforts subjects every fighter to random, comprehensive, out of competition testing for PEDs. If a fighter leaves the UFC and thus is no longer subject to testing, then upon return, there is a four-month period of PED testing required before the first fight. New fighters have no such restriction.

When Brock Lesnar decided to return, because he had not fought since 2011 years before the new PED policy was put in place, he was treated like a new fighter, and was not subject to the four-month test and waiting period.

When Lesnar did return, he was tested extensively. However, some of those test results came back after the fight had already happened. And Lesnar failed an anti-doping test for Clomiphene. He was suspended for one year by USADA. Athletes are required to stay in the testing pool during a suspension, or the suspension tolls. It currently has six months remaining.

The UFC announced, in an appropriately undignified fashion, that after one No Contest fight in six and a half years, following back to back losses, Lesnar was getting a title shot.

DC has one condition.

”Brock’s gotta be clean, man,” said Cormier at the post-fight press conference, as transcribed by Ryan Harkness for MMA Mania. “I’m not gonna fight him if he’s not clean. We’ll do USADA testing and we’ll do other testing. We’ll do testing above USADA to make sure this man is clean. Cuz I’m not fighting him if he’s cheating, I’ve done that on a number of different occasions already. I don’t want to fight him if he’s dirty, man. Do it the right way.”

”You watch boxing, sometimes they do USADA testing and they do independent testing. And I just want him tested all the time. He’s gonna be getting tested, even if I have to pay for it. We’ll get him tested as often as we need to make sure he’s clean.”

The issue of particular importance to Cormier, as he lost twice to Jon Jones who is currently under a provisional suspension after failing a test for Turinabol, source as yet undetermined, and previously was suspended after taking a bootleg erectile dysfunction pill that was apparently contaminated with Clomiphene and Letrozole.