Mark Hunt went furious after learning that Brock Lesnar was flagged by USADA for a possible anti-doping violation and rumors are swirling that the Super Samoan is asking for half of Lesnar’s purse at UFC 200 or he will bolt out of the UFC.
UFC issued a statement that they were only notified Friday by USADA of the news after Lesnar won by unanimous decision against Hunt in their duel at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Lesnar managed to get a hefty $2.5 million purse from his UFC comeback, aside from pay-per-view revenues, and it is not clear how will the UFC address the matter.
Hunt is asking for half of Lesnar’s purse from the UFC and if not he demands the UFC to release him right away. He added that the UFC has not responded to his request and that he called Lesnar a “straight up cheater.” Hunt noted that this is not the first time that he fought with a fighter that was flagged for an anti-doping violation and he demands a straight answer from the UFC.
“I am seeking a release from my UFC contract if they do not pay half of Lesnar a s**t to me, a matter of fact, they should give me all the f**kers s**t this is the third time I have fought with cheaters” [sic].
“The cheaters get a slap on the wrist and walk off,” Hunt told MMA Fighting. “What penalty or deterrent is there to make them think twice? Nothing. And the [Nevada Athletic Commission], why should these [expletive] get anything? They are not the ones who had to fight with Lesnar or lose [to him]. I lost.”
UFC noted that the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection last June 28.
“USADA received the testing results from the June 28, 2016, sample collection from the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory on the evening of July 14, 2016. USADA would handle the results management and adjudication of the case going forward, but stressed Lesnar would be afforded a full fair legal review process. Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward,” the UFC said.
Aside from Lesnar, Hunt fought against Antonio Silva and Frank Mir, who both tested positive for using a performance-enhancing drug. Both fighters lost to Hunt and Lesnar was the one that got away with a win.
Hunt is not surprised with Lesnar testing positive from anti-doping as he has said before Lesnar is “juiced to the gills.” It is still not clear what substance Lesnar tested positive with as USADA policies prohibit disclosing details unless the athlete decides otherwise.
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