Mark Hunt clearly was upset after his surprise loss to Brock Lesnar in the heavyweight bout of the UFC 200 card in Las Vegas last weekend.
Who wouldn’t have been?
But if you thought he was angry then, he seemed enraged after learning about Lesnar potentially failing a drug test before that fight.
“I said (to the UFC), ‘if you don’t give me half his (winnings), I’m walking away from this company, I want out of here,” Hunt recently told FOX Sports Australia. “This is rubbish.”
Hunt later added: “I lost on that night to some (expletive) cheat. There’s no way he could weigh 265 (pounds) like me — he was about 500 kilos, there was no (expletive) way he was weighing in at my weight. It just makes a mockery of the whole sport, it makes a fool out of all of us, all the people who’ve paid money for top end fighting. Now all they’ve got is a cheat against a guy who doesn’t cheat.”
We’ll have to see what UFC president Dana White and the rest of the management decide in this situation. It’s not a good look for the sport to have popular fighters failing drug tests and then having their opponent call out them and the company.
It’s easy to understand Hunt’s anger, though. He trained a long time for this bout and then lost it to someone who allegedly cheated. That has to be among the worst feelings for a fighter, especially when it happens on arguably the grandest stage in the history of UFC.
If it’s proven Lesnar tested positive, Hunt should receive some or all of the winnings from that fight. It probably wouldn’t erase all his anger, but it’s a start nonetheless.
UPDATE (4:15 p.m.): Forget half — Hunt now wants all the money.
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