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Stipe Miocic hesitant to fight Brock Lesnar following UFC 226

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Despite the plans that the UFC has for Brock Lesnar, that doesn’t mean Stipe Miocic is on board with it.

UFC President Dana White is trying to get Lesnar back inside the Octagon for at least one more fight.

After his fight with hard-hitting Mark Hunt in a heavyweight bout at UFC 200 in July of 2016, which Lesnar won by decision, it was announced that he tested positive for anti-estrogen drugs called clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene from his samples that were collected in the weeks leading up to the fight.

As a result, the Nevada State Athletic Commission gave Lesnar a fine of $250k of his disclosed $2.5 million purse and a one-year suspension. It should be noted that his suspension is up on July 9, 2017.

Lesnar has competed just once inside of the cage since 2011. The former UFC champion holds notable wins over fighters such as Shane Carwin Randy Couture and Frank Mir.

Although Lesnar’s contract with the WWE expired on April 8th, which was the night of WrestleMania 34 and saw him successfully retain his Universal Title in the main event over Roman Reigns, the sports entertainment company announced through their official website on April 9th that The Beast had re-signed.

Once this news broke, many fight fans thought that Lesnar would never fight again due to him turning 41-years-old this summer and that the last time he signed a new contract with the WWE, which was back in 2015, it was a multi-year deal.

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is slated to fight UFC heavyweight champion Miocic at the upcoming UFC 226 pay-per-view event.

There are rumors that UFC could bring back Lesnar at this event to have him call out the winner of this superfight, which would lead to the fight going down at a later date.

Miocic recently went on record by stating that although he would take a fight against Lesnar, he wants to wait for it.

“Honestly, I heard about that too, they’ve talked about it before at that press conference,” Miocic said about a possible fight with Lesnar in a recent interview with Submission Radio (h/t Drake Riggs of BJPenn.com). “Like I said, all I care about it July 7th, it’s all I’ve got my mind on, and after that, I’ll worry about it afterward. Then I’ll worry about my daughter being born.”

“No, probably not, [I wouldn’t fight Brock] right now. I’d do it, but not right away,” Miocic continued. “I plan on [taking a break after my daughter is born]. I mean, it’s the plan. I gotta enjoy my daughter.”

“Everyone’s tough, it doesn’t matter. Everyone can win on any given night. It’s the fight game. Honestly, like I said, I don’t really care what’s happening outside of it right now, my focus is on July 7th. Good for Brock, good for Curtis [Blaydes], I wish nothing but the best for them, but right now all I care about is DC, July 7th.”

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