It’s well known by now that Mark Hunt isn’t happy with UFC President Dana White.
In case you have been living under a rock, the UFC is claiming to be looking out for the best interest of the former title contender. However, that doesn’t mean that Hunt agrees with it or is pleased about its latest decision regarding his career.
The hard-hitting heavyweight fighter was set to take on Marcin Tybura in the heavyweight main event of UFC Sydney (UFC Fight Night 121) next month. However, the promotion announced earlier this week that “The Super Samoan” has been removed from that booking due to “medical concerns” and he will be replaced by former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum.
This led to Hunt deciding to take to Instagram to comment on the news and obviously, it didn’t sit well with him. He sent an expletive-laden message aimed at UFC president Dana White and threatened to sue him over the news
If you recall, Hunt recently wrote a passionate testimonial for the Players Voice, and he detailed some of the health problems that have been plaguing him due to his almost 20 years of professional MMA and kickboxing.
“I will probably end my life fighting,” Hunt wrote this past September. I’ve been fighting since I was a child, fighting to get out of my circumstances. I used to make $300 a week, struggling to put food on the table but I have become one of the highest-paid fighters in the world. I feel that’s destiny. This is what I’m supposed to be doing, and if I die fighting, that’s fine. I just hope that if it does happen, it will be in an honest and fair competition.
“My body is f**ked, but my mind is still here. I’ve still got my senses about me, and I know what’s right and wrong, which is the main thing. Sometimes I don’t sleep well. You can hear me starting to stutter and slur my words. My memory is not that good anymore. I’ll forget something I did yesterday, but I can remember the s**t I did years and years ago. That’s just the price I’ve paid – the price of being a fighter. But I’ve fought a lot of drug cheats and copped a lot of punishment from guys who were cheating, and that’s not right.”
The UFC President has responded to Hunt’s harsh comments when he was interviewed by TMZ. Here’s what he had to say (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“He’s always going off on me,” White said. “Listen, sometimes you gotta protect these guys from themselves, and that’s what we’re looking into right now. He made a statement that I’ve hated him forever. I don’t hate Mark Hunt at all. I never hated Mark Hunt. He knows that. I was actually really good with Mark Hunt. I don’t expect an apology at all, no.”