John Cena Commented On Brock Lesnar’s Drug Failures And The ‘Long, Hard Road Ahead’

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Over the past week, news has broken that Brock Lesnar had been flagged for a potential doping violation and failed an in-ring competition drug test ahead of his UFC 200 fight with Mark Hunt.

WWE released a brief statement on the violations, and they aren’t expected to affect his upcoming WWE SummerSlam match against Randy Orton.

John Cena — Lesnar’s opponent in a memorable championship match at SummerSlam two years ago — added his comments on the violations during an appearance on Tuesday’s SportsCenter, taking a diplomatic approach and explaining that Lesnar has a “long road” ahead of him.

“Well, there was certainly a lot of hype. I was actually on SportsCenter hyping that fight myself. My thoughts were in Brock Lesnar’s corner as he was put as the underdog in that fight, and he ended up doing well. Anytime something like that comes out it certainly affects your perception of the event. There’s no way that people aren’t going to perceive Brock Lesnar differently, and when something like this happens, you set yourself a long, hard road ahead of you, and Brock’s got a long, hard road ahead of him.”

It should be noted that Lesnar was still selected as the No. 8 overall pick during Tuesday night’s WWE Draft, even after the two failed drug tests had been announced.