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25th Jul 2016

Mark Hunt calls for UFC drugs cheats to be sued in foul-mouthed rant

He's absolutely fuming

Tom Victor

A furious Mark Hunt laid into the UFC’s failure to properly penalise drugs cheats, following his loss to Brock Lesnar.

Lesnar failed in-competition and out-of-competition drug tests around the UFC 200 bout, and Hunt hit out at the “worthless” promotion for failing to penalise the American.

Hunt had already suggested Lesnar give him half his record purse after testing positive for a banned substance, but he went one step further on The MMA Hour, admitting he is considering legal action.

UFC 200: Tate v NunesRey Del Rio/Getty Images

“If you get caught doping you should lose all that money and you should be sued,” the New Zealander said.

“You should be in criminal court for sticking needles in your bumhole and for cheating.


Hunt said the best-case scenario for cheats would be to remove the financial incentive, suggesting those found doping should lose their purse and receive an additional fine.

“You lose 20% when you don’t make weight but when you get caught doping…what do you get? Nothing. They just give you a two-year ban.”

He joked that there should be “A cheating MMA and a non-cheating MMA,” amidst a four-letter tirade against the UFC.

“It’s not fair, these guys are cheating and they should be in court for it,” he added.

“Because if I die out there who’s going to look after my kids? These motherfuckers should be penalised hard.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08: Commentator Joe Rogan (L) interviews mixed martial artist Mark Hunt after his weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hunt will meet Brock Lesnar in a heavyweight bout on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“The ‘Super Samoan’ clarified that his complaint was two-fold: he took issue with the lack of a disincentive for those taking banned substances, but also insisted it was a serious safety matter.

“Sooner or later I’m going to run into someone who’s really going to put me in trouble and what’s going to happen? Nothing,” he added.

The Lesnar fight was not the first time time Hunt has completed a bout only to later learn that his opponent was guilty of a doping violation.

Antônio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva failed a post-fight drug test after UFC Fight Night 33.

UFC Fight Night: Hunt v BigfootChris Hyde/Getty Images

Hunt’s UFC career record sits at 7-5-1, and he went into the Lesnar bout off the back of successive victories in the promotion.

He received a disclosed payout of $700,000 for the UFC 200 bout, while Lesnar made $2.5m for his comeback fight.

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