Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight slugger Mark Hunt is still mad that he was tricked into fighting former division titleholder Brock Lesnar at the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) event last July in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The Super Samoan” thought he was facing a clean fighter but once the drug tests came back from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), revealing Lesnar failed for banned substances, Hunt blew a gasket and filed suit against the WWE import and his bosses.
So as you might imagine, Hunt will not join the mixed martial arts (MMA) community in its praise of light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who failed his UFC 200 drug test for the same substance as Lesnar.
From his appearance on the Mike Swick podcast (via MMA Fighting):
“Look at these fuckers. 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 fucking biggest cheaters in the world are going to fight! Oh fuck. 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 fucking time watching that shit.”
Unlike Lesnar, who saw his decision win get overturned, Jones was pulled from UFC 200 before the event.
Hunt was originally planning to pull a Chief Joseph and fight no more forever; however, he quickly realized that not fighting also means not getting paid, so that self-imposed ban was quickly lifted and the New Zealander has since appeared twice.
Hunt was last seen smashing Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 110.
Jones and Lesnar both spent a year under suspension and the former returned to recapture his crown at UFC 214 last month in “Sin City” while the latter retired from MMA and returned to professional wrestling.
Perhaps that Jones vs. Lesnar super fight can be converted to Jones vs. Hunt?