Mark Hunt Sues UFC Over Brock Lesnar Fight
MMA heavyweight Mark Hunt has expressed his displeasure over Brock Lesnar's dirty drug test following their fight at UFC 200... and is now taking action.
The 42-year-old has filed a civil suit against the UFC, its president Dana White, and Lesnar, reports ESPN.
In the lawsuit, Hunt alleges that the UFC and Lesnar "obstructed fair competition for their own benefit," accusing the parties of racketeering and fraud, among other allegations. And, Hunt is seeking financial relief for damages, both physical and to his overall brand.
"I want the UFC to understand it's not OK to keep doing what they're doing," Hunt tells ESPN.com. "They're allowing guys to do this. They had a chance to take all the money from this guy, because he's a cheater, and they didn't.
"What message is that sending to the boys and girls who want to be a fighter someday? The message is, 'You just have to cheat like this and it's OK.' In society, if you commit a crime, you pay. Why is it different in MMA? It's hurt the business, so it's even worse. They need to be held accountable for this."
Hunt lost to Lesnar via unanimous decision in the co-main event at UFC 200 back in July.
After the fight, it was discovered that Lesnar has failed two drug tests -- one from a pre-fight out of competition sample on June 28 and another from the night of his fight. He tested positive for clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene, a metabolite of chomiphene. And, Clomiphene is an anti-estrogen agent that is typically used after a cycle of steroids.