Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was in attendance at UFC 226 early this month. The ex-WWE star even entered the cage right after Daniel Cormier won, which led to a shoving match that was highly reminiscent of a pro-wrestling promo.
Among those observing in the sidelines was Cormier’s AKA teammate Luke Rockhold. In a recent interview with Submission Radio, the former 185-pound champion revealed that he almost took part in the commotion.
“I was trying to judge the situation because I was about to pull a Diaz brother and jump on his back and kick Brock in the head,” Rockhold said. “I saw Brock enter the arena as we were getting staged and ready for DC, so I knew something was up.”
“I was trying to judge Brock, I was trying to judge Brock,” he continued. “Brock was coming in hot and pushing DC but DC kept his composure and he was trying to laugh it off, so… (laughs) I’m not a big fan of Brock and his style, so I wouldn’t mind taking a leg home.”
Mark Hunt’s legal team is considering amending their previous lawsuit because of the fact that Lesnar would be allowed to return to competition. Similarly, Rockhold is not too keen on the idea of having Lesnar back, and how the UFC is putting a lot of effort in building him up.
“That he cheats. That he was exempt,” Rockhold said of his personal gripes against Lesnar. “That he was exempt from (USADA testing) so that he could cheat. And the fact they bring him back after that positive test and treat him like a king, that’s everything that’s wrong with the sport.”
“I understand DC’s point of view. He wants the money, I wish him the best, I want him to kick Brock’s ass and do that, but the fact that this sport promotes Brock Lesnar coming back off of a positive steroid test after they exempt him before the fight and he still tested positive. You don’t see that happening in any other sport and it’s sad to see it happen in this sport.”
Per USADA’s directive, Lesnar’s will not be allowed to compete until after January 8th, 2019, but has allowed him to re-enter the testing pool last July 3rd.