The fallout of Brock Lesnar's failed drug test from UFC 200 has hit a fever pitch. Maybe it was his light sentencing by USADA that broke the camel's back, but after months of threats and openly questioning whether he should sue upcoming opponents if they fail a drug test, Mark Hunt landed a lawsuit that has hit like one of his overhand rights. According to Brett Okamoto, all the major players are involved:
- The UFC
- Dana White
- Brock Lesnar
ESPN has reported that Hunt has filed his suit at the Nevada District Court on Tuesday, and the lawsuit is based around the claim that the UFC, White and Lesnar "affirmatively circumvented and obstructed fair competition for their own benefit." Those are heavy accusations that carry fraud allegations amongst other charges.
Hunt has been campaigning for monetary damages at the very least since news of Lesnar's failed drug test broke, and for a good while Hunt said he was done fighting after stepping in the cage with multiple fighters who failed drug tests. He still plans to fight Alistair Overeem, who failed a drug test a few years ago, however.
"I want the UFC to understand it's not OK to keep doing what they're doing. 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."
It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.