Mark Hunt is already in the UFC’s doghouse with no release date in sight, so might as well plant himself in there even further.
Hunt put his Instagram thumbs to work late Tuesday night after getting yanked from his November 19 bout against Marcin Tybura. Hunt was slated to headline the show in front of his fellow Australians.
The UFC claims Hunt was removed due to “medical concerns,” but Hunt begs to differ. The heavyweight states the “medical concerns” are bogus because the doctor just cleared him to compete after subjecting himself to hours of exams.
Hunt claims the UFC has pulled him because of his pending lawsuit against them, UFC president Dana White and Brock Lesnar.
“The Super Samoan” believes the UFC is using what he said in a recent interview with Australia’s Player’s Voice against him. In the interview, Hunt suggested he was experiencing some CTE symptoms such as memory loss and speech impediments.
. "I'm disappointed that I have been withdrawn from the fight, I have passed all medicals 2 days ago. And spent 100,000 on camp. The truth is the legal case I have filed has caused me to be withdrawn. The interview has been taken out of context and want to reassure all my fans, I slur my words only when I have a drink I'm fit and healthy, and would have understood if the UFC requested a medical to ensure my safety, however this is total bullshit fuck you Dana, you've always hated me you dog"
Hunt filed his civil suit against the UFC, White and Lesnar in January, shortly after it was announced Lesnar was busted in two separate drug tests for the anti-estrogenic agent Hydroxy-clomiphene for their UFC 200 tango.
Hunt claims the UFC granted Lesnar an exemption on the USADA’s four-month drug testing window prior to a fight with “knowledge or willful indifference to the fact that Lesnar was using banned substances.”
The suit also alleges the UFC and Lesnar knew about his comeback fight well before it was officially announced last June, therefore Lesnar could have entered the four-month testing pool before facing Hunt at UFC 200.
Lesnar initially posted a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Hunt in the historic show’s co-main event, but had the win overturned to a no contest after it was revealed he flunked multiple drug tests.
What’s interesting is, Hunt has competed twice since filing his lawsuits. Something had to have gone on behind the scenes after knocking out Derrick Lewis in June and now.
Neither the UFC nor White have addressed Hunt’s latest tirade.
Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has agreed to replace Hunt against Marcin Tybura.