The heat between UFC President Dana White and longtime heavyweight Mark Hunt continues to get hotter.
Hunt is currently in the midst of a lawsuit against White, the UFC, and Brock Lesnar after "The Beast" tested for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) following their meeting in the main event of UFC 200 - which Hunt lost via unanimous decision. Hunt's last several opponents have each at one time or another tested positive for PEDs.
He was recently scheduled to take part in the upcoming UFC Sydney event in his home country of Australia, however, after an article he published in which he discussed having issues with his head the UFC decided to pull him.
This angered Hunt, who went off on Dana White on Instagram with a lengthy, expletive-filled rant. Hunt claims that his words were taken out of context and that he was pulled due to a personal vendetta White and the UFC have against him.
White recently took to The Daily Telegraph to respond to Hunt's comments, and revealed that "The Super Samoan" shockingly turned down UFC-sponsored brain tests (quotes via MMA Mania):
“How can you take your own words out of context?
"My team contacted his management within the first week of learning about these symptoms and offered to fly him to Las Vegas first class to visit the Lou Ruvo Brain Center — which is the best in the world for brain research — to get more tests done.
"And you know what? He absolutely refused. How can I put a guy with these symptoms he said he’s experiencing immediately back in the Octagon without additional tests?”
What are your thoughts on White saying that Hunt refused to get a brain test from the UFC? Do you think that Hunt made the wrong decision in opting not to participate? Or do you think perhaps Hunt was never offered a brain test from the promotion? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!
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