USADA Already Tests Brock Lesnar Five Times In Two Weeks

When the MMA community found out that Brock Lesnar was receiving an exemption from USADA for their retired fighters policy, the outage was almost unanimous. What most failed to realize, however, was that USADA was by no means going to “take it lightly”…

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When the MMA community found out that Brock Lesnar was receiving an exemption from USADA for their retired fighters policy, the outage was almost unanimous. What most failed to realize, however, was that USADA was by no means going to “take it lightly” on Lesnar heading into his Octagon return on 7/9.

Lesnar, who comes out of MMA retirement to fight the number eight ranked heavyweight in the world, Mark Hunt, has apparently been tested five times already since his name was added to the USADA database two weeks ago, according to their official website.

Additionally, MMAFighting.com spoke with USADA Vice President of Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky, who points out that USADA will likely test Lesnar additional times prior to his fight in July.

“I’d expect there are even more to come as well before UFC 200,” Novitzky said.

Lesnar returns to fight former K-1 Champion and UFC heavyweight title contender Mark Hunt in the co-main event of the landmark UFC 200 event, which features Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 2 for the UFC light heavyweight title in the main event.

UFC 200 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki Expected For UFC 202 In August

UFC officials are close to announcing an exciting new bantamweight bout for their upcoming UFC 202 pay-per-view event in August.

According to MMAFighting.com, UFC is close to finalizing a deal to add Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki to the UFC 203…

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UFC officials are close to announcing an exciting new bantamweight bout for their upcoming UFC 202 pay-per-view event in August.

According to MMAFighting.com, UFC is close to finalizing a deal to add Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki to the UFC 203 event.

Garbrandt (9-0) has amasssed a perfect 4-0 record inside the Octagon, with his latest victory coming by way of knockout over previously undefeated Brazilian contender Thomas Almeida in May.

Mizugakki (21-9-2), most recently fought — and defeated — George Roop via unanimous decision back in December.

Headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2, UFC 202 is scheduled to take place on August 20, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC Fight Night 89: Video Highlights Of Thompson-MacDonald, Cerrone-Cote

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If you missed this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 89 card, have no fear.

Highlights from some of the action can be found in the videos here, courtesy of FOX Sports 1.

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If you missed this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 89 card, have no fear.

Highlights from some of the action can be found in the videos here, courtesy of FOX Sports 1.

Donald Cerrone: “According To My Pay, I Don’t Mean Sh*t To The UFC”

While the MMA world was certainly impressed with Donald Cerrone’s 170-pound performance against Patrick Cote at UFC Fight Night 89 this past weekend, “Cowboy” was apparently unimpressed with what he received for said-performance.

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While the MMA world was certainly impressed with Donald Cerrone’s 170-pound performance against Patrick Cote at UFC Fight Night 89 this past weekend, “Cowboy” was apparently unimpressed with what he received for said-performance.

After listening to a media member list a bunch of his accomplishments at the official UFC Fight Night 89 post-fight press conference, “Cowboy” dropped a bomb regarding apparent issues he has with how he is being compensated by the UFC at this point in his career.

“God, that all sounds nice,” Cerrone said at the press conference. “According to my pay, I don’t mean sh*t to the UFC.”

Cerrone continued, “But we’ll see. Maybe I’ll talk to [UFC president] Dana [White] after this and see if we can figure that out.”

Regarding his future inside the Octagon, Cerrone said he’s willing to take fights at 155 pounds or 170 pounds.

“I like 55, I like 70,” Cerrone said. “Either way. Whatever the fastest trip to the next fight is. So if it’s 55 or 70, that’s the route I’m going.”

Report: Brunson Out, Mousasi In Against Santos At UFC 200

It looks like the changes are already starting to happen to the landmark UFC 200 card scheduled for next month.

According to MMAFighting.com, Thiago Santos is currently without an opponent, but apparently not for long.

Derek Brunson has reportedl…

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It looks like the changes are already starting to happen to the landmark UFC 200 card scheduled for next month.

According to MMAFighting.com, Thiago Santos is currently without an opponent, but apparently not for long.

Derek Brunson has reportedly pulled out of the UFC 200 pay-per-view, where he was scheduled to fight Santos, and now it looks as though Gegard Mousasi will be stepping in.

The Mousasi-Santos bout has yet to be officially announced by the UFC.

UFC 200 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chad Mendes On USADA Violation: I Made A Big Mistake & I’m Going To Pay For It

Until recently, all the MMA world knew regarding Chad Mendes’ USADA issues was that he was flagged for a potential violation of the Anti-Doping Policy. Apparently more will soon be coming to light.

On Saturday evening, the former UFC title contender…

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Until recently, all the MMA world knew regarding Chad Mendes’ USADA issues was that he was flagged for a potential violation of the Anti-Doping Policy. Apparently more will soon be coming to light.

On Saturday evening, the former UFC title contender took to social media, breaking his silence regarding the story and seemingly warming up the MMA community for the details that are likely to soon follow.

While it is still unclear what exactly Mendes did to violate the policy, it appears that he has been found to be guilty of something, as he wrote the following on Twitter: