Brock Lesnar calls Jon Jones ‘unprofessional’ for USADA violation

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Heavyweights Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt have been moved up from the co-main event to headline UFC 200 with Jon Jones being pulled from the UFC light heavyweight championship versus Daniel Cormier.

Lesnar appeared for an open workout on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of UFC 200 and was asked about Jones’ potential anti-doping violation that got him removed from the historic event taking place on Saturday.

“It’s unfortunate for DC, I guess,” Lesnar said (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “I feel a little bad for DC. Guys go hard, they go through training camps and put lots of time in and that’s where DC really gets the short end of the stick. It’s really unprofessional of anybody of this caliber when something like that happens.”

While Lesnar said it is an unfortunate situation for Cormier in particular, it works in favor for the WWE star now being in the main event.

“It’s unfortunate,” Lesnar said of Jones. “It’s unprofessional. That’s just what it is. What else can I say? Merry Christmas to Brock Lesnar.”

“I’ve been in the business long enough — the entertainment industry, the fight game — the show still goes on,” Lesnar said. “Regardless of where I’m at on the card, the show is gonna happen. I’m just thankful that I got through training camp healthy and I’m here. Merry Christmas to Brock Lesnar.”