Brock Lesnar Daniel Cormier

Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier stare each other down

In the early hours of Sunday morning, it was announced that Lesnar , which the latter claimed with an emphatic first-round KO victory over Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 226.

The announcement of Cormier vs Lesnar raised many eyebrows in the MMA world as the latter hasn’t won a fight in eight years and failed drug tests before and after his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt, which landed him a pair of one-year suspensions.

Lesnar re-entered the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s testing pool earlier this month and will be eligible to fight Cormier from January 8 onwards.

Cormier is excited to lock horns with the WWE superstar but is adamant he’ll pull the plug on the multi-million-pound bout if he fails another drug test.

“I’m not going to fight him if he’s not clean,” Cormier said during the UFC 226 post-fight press conference.

“We’ll do USADA testing, and we’ll do other testing.

“We’ll do testing above USADA to make sure this man’s clean, because I’m not going to fight him if he’s cheating.

“I’ve done that on a number of occasions already (with others).

I’m not going to fight him if he’s not clean

Daniel Cormier

“I don’t want to fight him if he’s dirty, man. Do it the right way.”

Lesnar, 40, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt, which he won via unanimous decision.

That victory was overturned to a no contest after it emerged he failed drug tests before and after the historic card.

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Brock Lesnar hasn’t set foot inside the Octagin since his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt

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Daniel Cormier won’t face Brock Lesnar if he fails another drug test

Lesnar touched on his return to the UFC immediately after seeing Cormier’s historic victory, claiming he

“I’m happy for DC but I’m going to take it away,” Lesnar said immediately after seeing Cormier KO Miocic to become the UFC’s second simultaneous two-weight world champion.

“The heavyweight division is weak. I’m back for a reason, motherf*****s.”

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