"Like his memory loss, things like that, it's all gonna get worse, and I understand some fighters wanna fight it out to the bitter end, and Mark Hunt is probably a prime example of that". You can hear me starting to stutter and slur my words. The story was titled "If I Die Fighting, That's Fine". Not surprisingly, they acted on it. However, that doesn't mean that Hunt agrees with it or is pleased about its latest decision regarding his career.
He now has legal proceedings against the UFC and Dana White in relation to his UFC 200 bout opposite Brock Lesnar in July a year ago.
Hunt's last bout took place in June, w when he stopped Derrick Lewis. Werdum defeated Hunt at UFC 180 to capture the UFC interim heavyweight championship, and would go on to defeat Cain Velasquez to secure the undisputed title. Hunt is now also in a lawsuit with the UFC demanding compensation for damage he suffered against Lesnar who failed drug tests following their bout. Lesnar originally secured a win over Hunt at the event that was later changed to a No Contest after failing a drug screening for two prohibited substances.
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"I'm disappointed that I have been withdrawn from the fight, I have passed all medicals 2 days ago".
Hunt claims he is already out of $100,000, the amount he spent on training expenses.
"The Super Samoan" obviously feeling insulted by the fact that yet another one of his opponents was popped for steroids filed a lawsuit against the UFC and has been embroiled in legal battle with them ever since.
The 43-year-old Hunt was a professional kickboxer before he became an MMA fighter in 2004. That's just the price I've paid - the price of being a fighter.
Prior to the bout, Hunt had said he knew Lesnar would come into the fight 'juiced to the gills, ' but then reacted rather surprised when it was found that he actually was to the point of suing him and his employer. In any case, Mark Hunt's fighting future once again appears to be in limbo.