Someone is disappointed
UFC two-division champ Daniel Cormier called out WWE star Brock Lesnar just after he knocked out Stipe Miocic at UFC 226. Now it seems as if Lesnar received a magic ticket back to the Octagon to challenge Cormier in a heavyweight fight in 2019, but a former UFC champion doesn’t think it’s fair.
Junior dos Santos, who was supposed to brawl against Lesnar in 2011 but called off due to the wrestler’s colon disease, released his thoughts on the DC vs Lesnar plan.
During an interview with the Brazilian media on Wednesday, dos Santos expressed extreme frustration:
“The return of Brock Lesnar didn’t surprise me. What surprised me was Cormier, a two-division champion living the moment he was living, the most special moment of his career, calling out Brock Lesnar inside the Octagon. I didn’t understand it, actually. I was shocked by the situation, it became theatrical. It was kind of ridiculous.”
“It was kind of ridiculous”
Continuing, dos Santos said:
”I was watching the press conference later and he was explaining that Brock Lesnar is a guy that sells a lot of pay-per-view. So it will be a fight that involves a lot of money for him as well, and he’s getting an easy fight… Not that it’s easy, but it’s an easier fight with a lot to gain financially.”
The Brazilian heavyweight fighter headlines Saturday’s Fight Night event in Boise against Blagoy Ivanov. He doesn’t think Lesnar deserves a shot at the heavyweight title after going winless for eight years.
In more ways than one, it really is unfair
“That’s completely unfair, but we know that rankings don’t work in the UFC. Rankings are based on a weird policy, but it’s not cool to see Brock Lesnar skipping the line especially because he didn’t stop fighting because he chose to, he failed a drug test for something he has always used, you can clearly see it.”
“He was cut by USADA and now he returns like it’s something positive, but it’s not. He adds nothing to the sport. He’s a guy that cheats. The only benefit he brings is that people really like watching him, that big guy.”
Lesnar was banned from fighting after testing positive of performance-enhancing drugs. Now, the WWE star re-entered the USADA testing pool to ensure he’s “clean” before fighting DC. He has to undergo six months of random drug testing before he can step foot back in the Octagon.
Dos Santos, nicknamed “Cigano,” thinks there is no way the former UFC heavyweight champion won’t test positive for steroids.
“I’ve learned that those who use those types of performance drugs can’t stay without them because they don’t produce testosterone the way they did, they don’t produce HGH they way they should, and many other hormones,” dos Santos said. “To compete at high level, these guys can’t do without it. I don’t know what will be his strategy, but it’s almost certain that he won’t be clean.”