Brock Lesnar Officially Re-Enters USADA Testing Pool; Eligible to Fight in UFC in January

-- According to a statement that USADA made to MMAFighting.com, Brock Lesnar is officially back in the USADA testing pool which means his pending suspension is back in effect and ticking down. Lesnar reportedly entered the testing pool on July 3 and with six months and four days left on his suspension, it means he will be eligible to compete in UFC on or after January 8, 2019.

“After receiving notice of his intent to compete in the UFC, USADA re-entered Brock Lesnar to the testing pool on July 3. With six months and four days remaining on his period of ineligibility, Lesnar will be able to compete on or after January 8, 2019, should he remain in compliance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.”

-- UFC President Dana White has already gone on record to state that Lesnar will fight Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight title but there was uncertainty on when that would happen. With the confirmation that Lesnar is back in the USADA testing, it should happen in the first quarter of 2019.

-- As for his WWE future, with a UFC fight on the horizon, Lesnar is expected to drop the WWE Universal title later this year - perhaps at SummerSlam, but he is still expected to return to WWE eventually.