Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Mark Hunt Threatens UFC With Lawsuit

Mark Hunt Threatens UFC With Lawsuit

Hunt's spot will be filled by former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, who needed just 65 seconds to submit Walt Harris at UFC 216 on October 7.

The veteran heavyweight was booked to fight Poland's Marcin Tybura (16-2) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney on November 19.

Hunt's relationship with the UFC has been strained in recent times as a result of the failed out-of-competition drug test taken by his UFC 200 opponent Brock Lesnar, following his mauling at the hands of the WWE superstar previous year.

"I think Mark Hunt deserves to be more a part of his children's life and hopefully his grandchildren, and not be "punchy" which is a road he's headed down if he continues to take this kind of punishment".

Saying that UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt isn't happy about being removed from his next fight, is an understatement. Despite that, he's been a longtime critic of the UFC's business and an advocate for increased fighter pay. "Following a recent first-person article published by heavyweight Mark Hunt, the UFC has taken the precautionary steps of removing Hunt from a previously announced bout in Sydney, Australia", said the UFC rep.

"I have passed all medicals two days ago and spent $100,000 on camp".

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"I spent hours the other day with the doctors", Hunt wrote. I don't slur my words and [it] is a running joke between my wife and me my memory isn't that great but who remembers s-t they don't want to.

"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.

Hunt was set to headline UFC Fight Night 121 against Marcin Tybura.

"The interview has been taken out of context and I want to reassure all my fans, I slur my words only when I have a drink".

The loss was later overturned to a no-contest after Lesnar tested positive to a banned substance. So it was suggested we send him to the specialist in Sydney to do a full test of his brain which he did all last week and the results came back with nothing major that he couldn't compete with.

Werdum is coming off a 65-second submission win over Walt Harris at UFC 216 last Saturday.

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