Mark Hunt is not a fan of a possible superfight that the UFC is attempting to make.
It’s well known that after knocking out Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214 last month to win the UFC light heavyweight title, Jon Jones called out former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. As a result of the callout, Lesnar responded to Jones in a brief statement. This has led to the belief that the UFC will book a superfight between these two fighters.
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There has been a mixed reaction to the news of the possible fight. Fighters, media, and fans are split. Some people love the fight and some people do not. One fighter who is not a fan of the fight is Hunt.
The UFC heavyweight fighter has some history with Lesnar. If you recall, Hunt is the last man to have fought Lesnar in the world famous Octagon last year at UFC 200. This marked Lesnar’s return to MMA after an almost five-year retirement. As seen in the fight, Lesnar won a unanimous decision that night which was subsequently overturned when it was revealed he failed two USADA issued drug tests before the bout. This led to Hunt filing a civil suit against Lesnar and the UFC to settle his grievances.
The heavyweight fighter recently appeared on the Real Quick (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting) with Mike Swick podcast to talk about this potential fight. He believes it’s a clash between “the two biggest cheaters in the world.” Here is what he had to say:
“Look at these f**kers. You’ve got Jon Jones, for instance. That guy is the best, one of the best fighters in the world but he’s a cheater. . . Just like Brock Lesnar, you’re all a pack of frickin’ dog cheats, that’s all you are. Nothing else.
“So now the two f**king biggest cheaters in the world are going to fight! Oh f**k. . . I’m not gonna waste my money watching two cheaters fight. Why would I? They’re cheaters, in the end. That’s basically all they are. They should get nothing. I used to respect Jon Jones before this, but I don’t respect him after this. When you get caught for doping, and he got caught for the same dope that Lesnar did, you shouldn’t – he’s not a martial artist, none of them are. They get no respect from me. None. I wouldn’t want to waste my f**king time watching that s**t.”
Regarding Jones, if you recall, he was also set to compete at UFC 200 in the main event against Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight title. The bout was unfortunately pulled after he failed a drug test. Cormier would instead fight Anderson Silva at the event. Both fighters were suspended for one year. Lesnar was also fined $250,000.
“I think the penalties should be enforced. There’s penalties there, but they’re not really enforcing them. They’re not enforcing them to make them think twice. Guys nowadays, like that fool Brock Lesnar that I fought, he’s a f**king idiot. Not right now. I’m the idiot right now, but he’s the one that’s a loser in the end because he’s the one that cheated.
“At the end of the day, he weighed up the options. He said, I’m gonna fight this fight, and I’ll probably make about $15-20 million. I’ll get caught. I’ll probably have to pay a $250,000 fine, or $500,000 or whatever it is and I’ll walk away. He’s back again already!”
“Cheating is nothing to be proud of. That’s the wrong message. We don’t allow that as a society so why do we allow that, especially in fighting? Fighting is you hurting people.”
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