Brock Lesnar has quite famously not had a mixed martial arts fight in about five years. During that time, he’s been performing in WWE, which has a Wellness Policy that includes drug testing, but the drug testing for main event performers has been scoffed at for years by critics.
On Wednesday, it was reported that Lesnar has already received his first random drug test from the USADA in advance of his upcoming return fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200. This comes on the heels of UFC waiving their mandatory four-month testing period for fighters coming out of retirement. Lesnar’s opponent was none too happy about that four-month period being waived and the former UFC heavyweight champ receiving special treatment.
On Thursday, in an interview with FOX Sports Australia, Hunt levied some allegations about Lesnar. He appears to think his fight at UFC 200 won’t be on a level playing field.
“I don’t think that’s fair. I think it’s load of bulls***, I think it’s rubbish,” Hunt told UFC FIGHT WEEK on Fox Sports in an exclusive interview. “I don’t think anyone should be exempt from testing. If they’re trying to clean the sport up — mixed martial arts — this is a bad way to do it. I don’t care who you are. It’s ridiculous.
“I don’t think it’s a great move. I think he’s juiced to the gills — and I still think I’m going to knock him out. So I don’t think that’s correct. I don’t think he should be allowed to get a four-month exemption otherwise everyone else should. Otherwise I should start juicing.
“How are you going to clean the sport up doing that s***? It won’t happen. I don’t think it’s fair.”
You can read a lot more angry words from Hunt over at FOX Sports Australia, but unfortunately for now, you can only watch the video of his diatribe if you happen to live in that continent.
Lesnar’s camp and the UFC are both certain to respond to these allegations. Until then, we can just wait for the news of several more “random” drug screenings on Lesnar before July 9 rolls around.