Mark Hunt has been a man on a mission since it was announced his last opponent Brock Lesnar was found in violation of the anti-doping program. He took to any media that would listen with profanity-laced rants and threatened that he would leave the UFC if something wasn't done about it. ...And he's still furious.
"Dopers should be struck from the records and taken everything off them. They don't deserve to get a cent," Hunt said to Stuff.co.nz. "This sport is already harsh enough as it is. When you add in steroid use it makes it even worse."
A fight between #MarkHunt and #AlistairOvereem has unexpectedly been made official for UFC 209, but Hunt says that nothing has changed and he'll take matters in his own hands in the future. He'll shift from knocking out fighters in the Octagon, to knocking them out in court.
"I can't work anywhere else so what am I supposed to do, let my family starve?" Hunt said. "Every fighter I fight, if he gets caught through the process then I'll sue him personally. If I don't get help from the company I'll do it myself."
"I'm not young, I'm 42 years old. In six months I've already missed out on a couple of fights, I've already missed out on a couple million dollars," Hunt said. "At the end of the day, I've stuck to my word. I've got no option, I'm in a contract that I can't get out of. I had no other option."
At the end of the day, Hunt is under contract and had to eventually accept a fight if he wanted to make money. It's understandable why Hunt is pissed, Lesnar was the third fighter in a row that was flagged for a violation. Not only has Hunt fought Alistair Overeem before, but Overeem has also been previously suspended for a failed drug est back in 2012.