When Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier in the UFC 214 pay-per-view (PPV) main event last July, he used his post-fight speech to (inexplicably) call out former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who was off in the land of make believe doing his muscular acrobatics.
The fight never came to fruition because “Bones” was subsequently busted by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), where he remains suspended until further notice. But that doesn’t mean the door is closed on the money-making Lesnar, according to promotion president and part-time Brockstrap Dana White.
“Anything is possible,” White told UFC Tonight. “Brock has always shown interest in coming over and fighting here in the UFC. I wouldn’t be shocked if he gave it one more shot.”
One person who would be shocked is Mark Hunt.
The heavyweight bruiser went down on points in a three-round battle against the WWE import at UFC 200, only to learn that Lesnar, like Jones, was using
creamy feet banned substances in the weeks leading up to their titanic tilt.
Not surprisingly, news of his potential return did not leave the “Super Samoan” feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside.
“He shouldn’t be fighting, he’s just a cheater,” Hunt told Submission Radio. “It just goes to show the credibility when a guy like Brock Lesnar’s coming back, so it’s all about money. You don’t really care about the fighters at all. We’re setting a bad example. It’s pathetic, that’s all I can say. He’s a bum.”
Might be time to enact the Mark Hunt clause.
For now, Hunt will have to worry about his Curtis Blaydes fight, one of three bouts remaining on the UFC contract he currently despises. Their slugfest takes place in the UFC 221 PPV co-main event this weekend in Perth.
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