During the special 25th anniversary press conference held last week, UFC president Dana White was asked about the status of former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar is set to compete Sunday night at WrestleMania 34 against Roman Reigns, defending his Universal title. It is expected to be the final appearance on his contract with the WWE.
But according to White, Lesnar already – and has always – had a contract with the UFC.
“That’s a possibility,” White said. “He’s still under contract with the UFC, but we have not signed him to a fight. He’s still under contract with us, too. He still has fights left on his deal.
“He’s got to get back into the USADA pool.”
In 2016 at UFC 200, Lesnar fought and defeated Mark Hunt. The result was later overturned to a no-contest after Lesnar failed a drug test.
That six-month suspension will not begin until Lesnar officially enters the testing pool conducted by the USADA.
Current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is set to defend his title against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 this July in Las Vegas. The notion that Lesnar could be present for that event is not unthinkable at this point, especially if the UFC loses Conor McGregor for the foreseeable future.
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