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WWE Expected To Respond To Lesnar’s UFC Challenge On Raw

WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar confronted UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 on Saturday, and president Dana White vowed that the two will square off in the octagon at some point. Lesnar will now enter the USADA drug-testing pool in order to make himself eligible again to fight in UFC. But as Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com noted, Lesnar wouldn't be able to fight again until January, when he goes back in the testing pool. So what does this mean for Lesnar's WWE future? According to a rumor from Cageside Seats, it's expected that WWE will address his situation on tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw. That could mean all sorts of things for Lesnar, perhaps the announcement of an upcoming Universal Championship defense. There were rumors that he wasn't going to compete at next month's SummerSlam pay-per-view, but Brad Shepard of Barn Burner reported that he is confirmed for the event. Lesnar's last match in WWE happened nearly three months ago at the Apr. 27 Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He defended his title against Roman Reigns inside a steel cage match in a controversial finish, with replays clearly showing that The Big Dog touched the ground first.

Lesnar broke CM Punk's record for the longest championship reign in the modern era last year, though he's only competed on a part-time basis. Many fans and pundits have criticized WWE for putting the belt on a superstar who only does a handful of matches a year. But tonight's episode of Raw should give fans a clear indicator of what the creative team is planning for Lesnar. SummerSlam is one of the four main shows, and it could set up a date where he finally loses the title.

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