Mark Hunt returns to action at UFC Fight Night 136 in Moscow, Russia, this weekend (Sat., Sept. 15, 2018) where he’ll face submission specialist Alexey Oleynik in a five-round fight (as if they’ll need 25 minutes). But, just because Hunt’s got a new Octagon opponent doesn’t mean he’s done talking mad smack about Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar defeated Hunt via decision at UFC 200, only to have his win overturned after testing positive for clomiphene. That pissed off Hunt, who launched a lawsuit against Brock and UFC, claiming Lesnar’s steroid use caused him physical and financial hardships. As you’d expect, Hunt is not impressed with Lesnar getting to step back into a title shot against Heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier.
“Well, why do we have ranking for?” Hunt asked Submission Radio. “And it is what it, is man. That’s not my call, that’s just the way it is. I think it’s s**t though. How’s that work? The motherf**ker’s a cheater. How is that controversy? F**kin’ little c**t is f**kin’ cheating, using steroids. F**k, man, how is that – (you’re) talking ‘a little bit of controversy?’ The f**king guy is cheating.”
“He’s cheating and trying to hurt me and you say ‘Oh, we’re going to be nice here,’” Hunt continued. “F**k that cheater. How are you gonna be nice to the guy that is taking shortcuts, man? Don’t give him that. Why would you want to give him that sort of s**t? F**k, they don’t deserve it. You know, all these guys are just shortcut takers, and to me that’s all they’ll ever be. Nothing else.”
While Hunt and UFC aren’t letting his lawsuit stop them both from making money off each other, “Super Samoan” doesn’t sound very interested in continuing to fight for Dana White and Co. once the last two fights on his contract are satisfied.
“Like I said, I didn’t want a lawsuit or a court case against any of these (guys),” he said. “I said to Dana already about the s**t, you know, take that motherf**ker’s money off him. Don’t give it to me, just take it off the c**t so he doesn’t get nothing. But, he wouldn’t have it, so that’s why we’re here now. And with this lawsuit, all I’ve been trying to do is make it an even playing field. It’s not even these guys, these guys are cheating flat out and they’re still getting these opportunities. Why? Honestly?”
Speaking of opportunities, Hunt is already looking forward to his next (and final?) UFC fight after Moscow. The UFC returns to Adelaide, Australia on December 2nd, and Hunt wants in.
”I already spoke to (my manager) Zen and said I’d like to get a match if I’m not injured as soon as possible,” Hunt said. “And if it’s Adelaide, then so be it. Yeah, I look forward to it. It’d be great. And it’s just three rounds anyway. You know me (laughs). I get to fight the same card as Tai [Tuivasa] on the undercard also. It’d be great. It’d be a good send off.”
“It would be my last fight with UFC, so it’d be great,” Hunt concluded. “I don’t know about retiring, per se. It’d be finishing from the big time. And, you know, I wanna fight three more times globally, or four. We’ll see what happens for the division and chasing (the belt). That cut that dream off. So, you know, that’s how it works, but who knows? Maybe I’ll retire with Dan Kelly. It’d be fun!”