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Mark Hunt wants a clause in his contract: If he's doping then I'll get all his money

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Back in July, a little more than a week after he lost a main event bout against Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, Mark Hunt let it be known he wasn’t happy. Hunt went on The MMA Hour and unloaded on the UFC for allowing Lesnar an exemption to the four-month testing window required of fighters coming back from any lengthy hiatus. Lesnar tested positive for the anti-estrogen agent hydroxy-clomiphene, and was temporarily suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

    Hunt demanded that the UFC pay him half of Lesnar’s purse for the event, which NAC records state was $2.5 million in show money. There was also substantial payout to Lesnar for pay-per-view points. Hunt doubled-down later and asked for Lesnar’s full purse. Throughout all of this, the UFC has remained silent.

    But a couple of months later, Hunt is standing his ground. Though the New Zealand fighter still hadn’t spoken to the UFC back when he did the show in July, he says he did shortly after it aired.

    "They called later on and told me nothing could happen until Brock Lesnar has his day in court, and things will be sorted out then," Hunt told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I still feel we should have harsher penalties in MMA and in this sport. There should be no tolerance for cheaters, especially in fighting. When you’re hurting someone and these guys go deliberately enhance themselves, I feel they should lose everything. They shouldn’t get any money, anything at all. They should be penalized and even put to court.

    "I’m still trying to change things and make it an even playing field. It’s not easy, but still that’s what I want to happen. So it’s a work in progress."


    The 42-year-old Hunt has been vocal about stamping out cheaters in the sport of mixed martial arts, particularly since he has fought a number of fighters that have popped for banned substances in the last couple of years. His previous opponent, Frank Mir, tested positive for oral turinabol metabolites, which is classified as an anabolic steroid.



    Hunt hired a lawyer in August to help with his case. Yet despite taking that action, he says the UFC has continued to offer him fights and proceed as normal.

    "The UFC has offered me two fights," he said. "I missed out on a lot of money."

    One of the spots offered to Hunt was this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 101 card, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia. Hunt said the UFC offered him a fight against Josh Barnett, but that he insisted on clauses in his contract that would protect him in the event that Barnett tested positive for any banned substances.

    He said he is seeking a "fair environment," and so far the UFC isn’t giving in to his clause demands.

    "They offered me another fight, I think it was in Canada against JDS [Junior dos Santos]," he said. "I said I’ll take this fight if you put in a clause saying that if he is doping, then I get all of the money.

    "The answer was no."


    Lesnar was supposed to appear before the NAC on Nov. 10, but filed a continuance pushing the hearing back to no sooner than December. Hunt, who has called for fighters to unionize and asked for his outright release if the Lesnar situation doesn’t get sorted out, said he would sue the UFC is nothing is resolved.

    "As soon as we find out what happens with Brock Lesnar, of course," he said. "I want compensation for what’s happened and I want a change. Either that or release me from my contract.

    "Like I said, if you’re not going to make it an even playing field or a fair go, you’re not going to put a clause in my contract that says that makes me a feel a bit more better, well then why should I…I’m already in a contract I can’t get out of.

    "The way I look at it is, why should my family miss out? Why should I miss out on chasing my dreams because of these dopers. People say, well Mark, you knew he was doping before, well no I didn’t. I never tested him myself, I assumed he was. Look at him…there’s no way that guy’s not on steroids. Coming from WWE, which is an entertainment sport, which is not ever real competition."


    The 39-year-old Lesnar could be facing a one-year ban from USADA, another suspension from the NAC, as well as having his unanimous decision victory overturned into a "no contest." Yet Hunt said that PED users should be handed down more severe punishment, given the literal nature of the sport.

    "Two years I don’t think is enough penalty for these cheaters," Hunt said. "If you can consider the guy fighting against someone else and takes the guy’s eye out or kills someone, two years is nothing. This should be a really harsh penalty, because this is fighting. This is a brutal sport."


    "If they fire me and I could go somewhere else, and at least I go somewhere else I know I’m competing in a sport that’s not really that monitored, in a different company," he said. "UFC has got the most money, they’re the ones that’s got the most protection there, but even then.

    "But then why do they allow people to have waivers, to have four-month waivers when they say they are always here to protect the fighters and we’re going to look after you guys to go over your drug test, and we’ll give this clown Brock Lesnar a four-month exemption. What is that rubbish?"


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  2. Zax0r Fossa belt

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    I like it. It's not going to happen though.
     
  3. Z28MARO Wood Belt

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    So lesnar got the 250k fine but hunt doesn't get a percentage of anything like when someone misses weight?
     
  4. DS7 Bangkok Ready

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    Get those 25k <{Ray3}>
     
  5. ZuffaExecutive Red Belt

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    So funny that he crys about brock but then agrees to apparently fight overeem
     
  6. GOAT Black Belt

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    I would be fine with the UFC ripping up his contract. I'm so done with this walking talking vagina.
     
  7. Credo Proper Gold

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    Is Hunt in reality a USADA bot/agent trying to clean up the UFC?
     
  8. ALAN PARTRIDGE NO LONGER REGISTERED

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    not happening
     
  9. mangokush Black Belt

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    Nothing wrong with that request unless the UFC wants to protect the steroid users.
     
  10. Zax0r Fossa belt

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    I'd be fine with you STFU.
     
  11. moreorless87 Straba

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    Honestly its not a bad idea at all for the other fighter to get some of the cheaters payout.
     
  12. moreorless87 Straba

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    The only sad thing on display is the childlike attachment to the UFC brand many fans have as shown by there doing a 180 on guys like Hunt and Wanderlei who dare speak out against there beloved brand.
     
  13. Qwerty1 Purple Belt

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    This is all weird coming from Mark Hunt...didnt he say before the fight he didnt care if he was on steroids he would still beat him? I get it, its bullshit. But he should have never said that before hand because now it just looks like he has sour grapes.
     
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  15. seeyouaunty Green Belt

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    Ubereem is long gone. I'm sure Hunt has no problem fighting Econoreem (again). Don't forget that one of the issues with Brock is that he skipped the usually mandatory 4 months of random drug testing before fighting Hunt. We all saw how that turned out.
     
  16. HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Thatd be sick.
     
  17. HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Or he just say whatever he wants,and the people can use their brain about the reality of the situation and not what it looks like.
     
  18. Cheapshart A farce to be reckoned with.

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    Firstly, he can't get that clause in his contract because it affects the other guy's purse, and the other guy isn't bound by Hunt's contract.

    Secondly, a union won't help because the other guy would also be in the union and unions are there to stop the UFC from taking away a union member's money.

    And thirdly, if he really cared about cheating he would want to stay in the UFC where the testing is the most comprehensive in MMA.

    Summary: Hunt is dumb and full of shit. Fantastic fighter though, tbf.
     
  19. Martinezzz Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Just close your flaping vagina because we can smell the ocean
     
  20. cheesus Silver Belt

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    Yeah I agree, it doesn't make a lot of sense. Fighting someone who is blatantly cheating can be just as detrimental as fighting someone who has a weight advantage.
     

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