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Brock Lesnar reacts to Jon Jones news: 'Merry Christmas to me'

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As announced late last night, Jon Jones was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation and pulled from his fight against Daniel Cormier that was scheduled to headline UFC 200 this Sat., July 9, 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That meant the Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt fight would move up to the main event.

Lesnar did some press today to give his thoughts on the situation.

His reaction when he heard the news:

"Just kinda sucks for everybody but it is what it is."

What does it mean to him to main event UFC 200?

"It's an unfortunate stage of events that happened but it is what it is. It's unfortunate for DC, I guess, I feel really bad for DC. Guys work hard and they go through training camps and put lots of time in. That's the guy that really gets the short end of this stick in this deal. It's really unprofessional of anybody at this caliber for something like that to happen, I guess."

When did he find out he was the main event?

"I found out this morning. It doesn't matter, I could be at the beginning of the show or at the end of the show. I'll tell you one thing, I'm going to leave it all out in the Octagon Saturday night. I'm just excited."

What his reaction is to hearing about major stars in situations like this, from Jon Jones to Roman Reigns in WWE:

"Like I said, it's unfortunate, it's unprofessional; it's just the way it is. What else do you want me to say? Merry Christmas to Brock Lesnar."

Indeed.