Prior to the UFC heavyweight title fight at UFC 226, Brock Lesnar entered the T-Mobile Arena to watch the fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.
Following Cormier’s victory, he called on Brock Lesnar to enter, Lesnar came into the octagon and they shot an angle to build to a future title bout.
Lesnar cut a promo running down the UFC’s heavyweight division and called Cormier, Miocic and Francis Ngannou pieces of shit. He added to Cormier, “I’m coming for you, motherfucker”. Cormier then told Lesnar to get out of his octagon.
The two are actually very friendly and that is hardly a secret if you have ever spoken to Cormier.
Unlike other setups for major fights, this one was about as transparent as it comes regarding two friends wanting to make a lot of money together.
Of course, Lesnar still has to re-enter the USADA testing pool, which there is no confirmation that he has done so. Lesnar would need to go through six-months of drug testing following his retirement in 2017. When he retired, he was in the middle of serving a one-year suspension following his drug test failures associated with his UFC 200 fight with Mark Hunt in July 2016.
UPDATE: Jeremy Botter has reported that Lesnar has quietly re-entered the pool and is expected to fight for the heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden in November.
The WWE quickly had a story on their site when Lesnar appeared on the UFC 226 broadcast.