Mark Hunt Comments On Brock Lesnar’s USADA Infringement
Earlier today, news broke that Brock Lesnar had been flagged by USADA for an anti-doping violation.
The UFC were quick to release an official statement, confirming that the results were from a test taken on June 28 – just a week out from UFC 200.
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016. 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, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The Nevada State Athletic Commission also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed in close proximity to Lesnar’s bout at UFC 200 in Las Vegas.
In the lead up to UFC 200, Mark Hunt was very vocal about the fact Lesnar had received an exemption from USADA, meaning he did not require four months of testing prior to his return to MMA.
“I don’t think that’s fair. I think it’s load of bulls***, I think it’s rubbish,” Hunt told UFC FIGHT WEEK on Fox Sports in an exclusive interview. “I don’t think anyone should be exempt from testing. If they’re trying to clean the sport up — mixed martial arts — this is a bad way to do it. I don’t care who you are. It’s ridiculous.
“I don’t think it’s a great move. I think he’s juiced to the gills,”
Having since heard about Lesnar’s infringement, Hunt has expressed his frustrations at something he was assured wouldn’t happen.
“When they gave him the exemption to come back I wasn’t too happy about it but they assured me they were all over him,” Hunt told MarkHunt.TV in an exclusive interview.
Having lost to Lesnar at UFC 200, Hunt wants at least half of Lesnar’s takings.
“I saw Brock made millions for this fight, more than anyone ever.” he said. “I wanna know what they are gonna do to Brock now. When you don’t make weight they give twenty percent of your purse to the other fighter. If you get caught cheating you should lose all of it.
“I’ve told Dana I want half of Brock’s purse.”
Having fought “cheaters” in the past, Hunt says enough is enough.
“They say they are trying to clean up the sport, but it doesn’t feel like it.” he said. “The UFC is basically saying if you cheat you won’t be penalised.
“This is the third time I’ve had to fight a cheater in my career. The other two times I didn’t ask for compensation, but this is the third time and I’m sick of them getting away with cheating.”
Hunt sent a clear message to the UFC… Either sort it out or he wants a release from his contract.
“I’ve told Dana that I want a release from the UFC if they don’t sort this out.” he said.