As a physically imposing 6-foot-3, 265-pound monster, Brock Lesnar is no stranger to having steroid allegations tossed in his direction because he’s been dealing with it his entire athletic career.
Ahead of Lesnar’s return at UFC 200, his opponent Mark Hunt has doubled down on his belief that the former heavyweight champion has been chemically enhanced throughout his whole career.
Hunt fired off a shot at Lesnar after the WWE Superstar was given a four-month exemption from drug testing due to the extenuating circumstances surrounding his late-notice return to the Octagon ahead of their fight on July 9.
"I think he’s juiced to the gills — and I still think I’m going to knock him out," Hunt told FOX Sports. "So I don’t think that’s correct. I don’t think he should be allowed to get a four-month exemption otherwise everyone else should. Otherwise I should start juicing. How are you going to clean the sport up doing that s–t? It won’t happen. I don’t think it’s fair."
Hearing Hunt’s words was nothing Lesnar hasn’t heard a thousand times before and he finally responded to the allegations on Thursday.
When asked by FOX Sports on a UFC 200 media conference call, Lesnar laughed and then fired back at Hunt and all his accusers who think he’s on steroids.
I’ve been dealing with that my entire life. I’m a white boy and I’m jacked. Deal with it. What do you want me to say? I’m a white boy and I’m jacked. Deal with it.
— Brock Lesnar
Since Lesnar has been back on the UFC roster he has been part of the year-round, random drug testing program that the promotion launched with USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) a year ago.
After Lesnar became eligible for testing on June 1, he was immediately thrust into the program with USADA representatives visiting him five times over the course of two weeks.
Lesnar will still be on the hook for drug testing so long as he’s a contracted UFC fighter until the day he walks away from the promotion and returns to the WWE for good.