MMA fighter Mark Hunt has launched a scathing attack on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Brock Lesnar over the doping situation currently surrounding the fighter. Hunt was critical of the UFC for not doing enough regarding the use of steroids in sport while also criticising them for allowing Lesnar to fight despite failing two drug tests ahead of UFC 200.
Hunt, who faced Lesnar in the WWE star's comeback match at UFC 200, lost by a unanimous 29-27, 29-27, 29-27 decision only for the UFC to reveal that the American had failed a pre-fight drug test. On 19 July, reports came to light that Lesnar had tested positive for the same banned substance on a second, in-competition test.
"Before the fight I was assuming he was cheating. Look at him. There's no way that guy makes 265 pounds. That guy is a gimp; he's sticking needles in his ass like the rest of the cheaters. These guys are cheating and should be in the court for it. They should lose all their money if they're cheating, because if I die in there, who's going to look after my family," Hunt told MMA Fighting.
"That's corrupt s**t man. These motherf***ers should be penalised hard. Dirty, scummy, cheating scum. That's how monkey won his world title. He didn't do it by doing it clean. He did it by cheating, just like the rest of these characters."
The Samoan confirmed that the UFC was yet to contact him about the Lesnar situation and urged the company to take action. This is the third time that Hunt had fought an opponent only for him to fail a fight-related drug test. The 42-year-old had encountered similar situations while facing Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in 2013 and Frank Mir earlier this year in March.
"The best outcome is if the company that I work for says, 'you have been cheating, you lose all of your fight earnings and get sued. You're going straight to criminal court, because what you've done is an offence. Make them banned for five or 10 years. There goes your career. Five, 10 years, you have no career left and not only that, you lose all your money. You're done as fighter. That's what I want to see done. I don't want to be a part of any company who says 'we don't mind you cheating or doing this or that', otherwise then every monkey will be cheating," he added.
Hunt has refused to rule out moving to another organisation if proper action is not taken up by the authorities, stating that he is willing to take legal action if nothing is done to make the situation right.