Mark Hunt calls Brock Lesnar a little f@$%ing $#!@ c@#^ cheater
UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt touched down in Russia for UFC Fight Night 136 on September 15 at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, and soon appeared on Submission Radio for a characteristically lively interview. He started off with questioning how Brock Lesnar got a title shot at UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Lesnar lost his belt in 2010, and bounced back only to get beaten down bad by Alistair Overeem in 2011. In 2016 he returned vs. Hunt at UFC 200, and was awarded a Unanimous Decision.
Prior to the fight, Hunto said he was certain Lesnar had been using Performance Enhancing Drugs. USADA has administered the UFC Anti-Doping Program since July 1, 2015; among other efforts it subjects every fighter to random, comprehensive, out of competition testing for PEDs. If a fighter leaves the UFC and thus is no longer subject to testing, then upon return, there is a four-month period of PED testing required before the first fight. New fighters have no such restriction.
When Brock Lesnar decided to return, because he had not fought since 2011 years before the new PED policy was put in place, he was treated like a new fighter, and was not subject to the four-month test and waiting period.
When Lesnar did return, he was tested extensively. However, some of those test results came back after the fight had already happened. And Lesnar failed an anti-doping test for Clomiphene. He was suspended for one year by USADA. So Lesnar's in only fight in a seven-year period he predictably failed a PED test, and his reward was a fight vs. the champ.
Hunt sued the UFC for the Lesnar fight, and is outraged at the title shot. Hunt also offered an eminently reasonable suggestion - in the event of a failed PED test, take the fighter's entire purse.
"Why do we have ranking for?" asked Hunt. "And it is what it, is man. That’s not my call, that’s just the way it is. I think it’s s*** though. ... How’s that work? The mother***er’s a cheater. How is that controversy? F***in' little c*** is f***in' cheating, using steroids. F***, man, how is that – talking ‘a little bit of controversy?’ The f***ing guy is cheating.”
“He’s cheating and trying to hurt me and you say, ‘Oh, we’re going to be nice here’. Fuck 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***? Fuck, 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.”
"I said to Dana already about the s***, you know, take that motherf***er’s money off him. Don’t give it to me, just take it off the c*** 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?”
“I know the reason why, but *** it. I’m not gonna sit around and play with them and get f****ing injured. Like I said, I got injuries already from fighting from guys that have been cheating. And you’re never the same when you get injured like that. I mean, look at my hand. It’s broken, it’s got 16 screws in it. I’m not as strong in this hand. It just affects you, especially this body being my livelihood.”
Hunt's next fight is on Saturday vs. Alexey Oliynyk.
“I have met him a couple of times, he’s actually a nice guy," said Hunt. "I know about his Ezekiel choke. You know, we worked on that, on everything. On my fighting, my guard, my stand-up. So like I said, evolution makes you a better person. If you don’t learn from the same mistakes or someone else’s, then you’re still gonna be losing. So, I look forward to dancing with Alexey. He’s a nice guy.”
“I love competing, I love fighting. I mean, I love it that it’s opening a new market. The Russian fans and people can see me. I mean, I wanted even before this fight, before I fought Curtis and lost to Curtis I wanted someone higher. I said to myself, it’s a good opportunity again, I can open another market, and it’s gets me closer to finishing my contract. Which is good. I’m not getting a top five guy or anything. I’ve gone from number five or six to number eight. Derrick Lewis, the guy I beat, he’s number two, I’m like, I can’t catch a break here. I know I fucked up when I lost to Curtis, but it is what it is. So me getting back in there and competing is great. That’s why I said yes to Russia. And the f***in' tax man doesn’t stop calling.”
“Well, I’m not going to try to take it to where his game is. Like I said, my game plan is simple and it’s always been simple. I train for everything, prepare for the worst. But my game plan is to just go, knock his face off."
Hunt wants the final fight on his UFC contract to be at UFC Fight Night 142 on December 2, in Adelaide, Australia, which will feature rising Aussie heavyweight Tai Tuivasa, and four-time judo Olympian Dan Kelly's retirement fight.
“I get to fight the same card as Tai on the undercard also. It’d be great. It’d be a good send off. ... It would be me and Dan (Kelly’s) retirement fight, which is great, you know, fighting at home”
“It would be my last fight with the UFC. So, it’d be great. 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 retire with Dan Kelly. It’d be fun."