Hunto argues for the Mark Hunt Clause
Outspoken UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt appeared recently on Submission Radio and discussed the latest news about his lawsuit against the UFC. Hunt alleges a conspiracy between the UFC, White and Lesnar to allow Lesnar to compete at UFC 200 while on performance enhancing drugs without facing repercussions until after the fact. It came after three times in a row Hunt fought a fighter who failed a PED test.
“I don’t know if I can talk about this with the lawyers, but I mean, it’s probably public knowledge anyway,” said Hunt. “So it’s coming to a hearing with the judge. I think it’s next Monday or so, that the judge is gonna say whether it’s going to be kept or thrown out, out of the lawsuit, the cases I’ve brought against the UFC, Brock Lesnar and Dana White.
“This didn’t even need to happen. It could have been sorted out way before. Like I said, three cheaters in a row. I want something done about it. And the last straw was Brock Lesnar. What pisses me off the most, is when people say, ‘Mark, you’re just a money grab, money hungry grub, you’re trying to money grab.’ Dude, my contract that I have can suffice me. Why would I open my mouth and try to lose my contract for if it was about money?”
“That’s where the case is at the moment and we’re meeting on the phase of discovery afterwards. So I mean, whatever the judge says, then it goes on to the next stage of discovery, where if he throws it out, then we start again or then we have to go to discovery. So like I said, I want… this is all gonna be sorted in the end anyway. So I mean, we’re gonna be fine as. If it does go to discovery, we’re going to be finding a lot more s***. That’s all I know.”
“Do I want it to go to discovery? Yeah, of course I want it to go to discovery. Like I said, this s*** is going all the way. These guys are gonna have to make this right, and not just with me, but with every fighter’s contract. I want the Mark Hunt clause put in their contract. I want every fighter’s contract to put in – if you are juicing, all their money should go to the other guy. If you’re both juicing, none of you guys should get money.
“People say, well why don’t you take 80 percent, blah blah blah? I say, okay, so me losing my life is 80 percent worth? No. They shouldn’t get anything. Cheaters don’t deserve any sort of money. He knew. These guys that cheat know that they’re gonna get into a fight three or four months down the track, so they premeditatedly know that they’re gonna fight, so they cheat. So it’s like someone trying to rob a bank. They’re planning it out, they premeditate, they go rob the bank and they get the money. It’s like what these juice heads are doing with fighting.”
“I spoke to Dana before all this s*** happened and said, ‘I need you guys to make this right. You promised [Brock Lesnar] was gonna be clean.’ I did say that he looked like he was juiced out of his brains, but I mean, he weighed less than me or I think 500 grams heavier than me and he still looked like he was three times my size. It’s just like I said, me even going on about steroids and everything, it’s illegal and they shouldn’t be doing them. And all I was trying to do is get an even playing field here these days. I still don’t think the UFC isn’t doing enough about this sort of s***. So a lot of the fighters I see are declining because they look like they were on the juice, and the next minute they’re not the same fighters. Well yeah, because they’re getting caught these days, these f***ing juice monkeys.”
“I don’t know what’s gonna happen with fighting, with the UFC or whatever. They might fire me today or tomorrow. I mean who knows? … Nothing’s happened, I’m just putting it out there and saying, you know, I mean, you said they might fire me, well that’s just the way it is with work.”
“Three times in a row. Three times in a row. I mean, anyone would ask the question. You know, three guys in a row and then it would have been a fourth guy if I fought in Melbourne against Josh Barnett. Why do I keep getting the short end of the stick? Why should I?”
“The bottom line is, the guy’s done wrong, the company’s done wrong and he needs to pay for that s***. Why should I go in there and f***ing lose my eyeballs when I’ve done nothing wrong. And like I said, I couldn’t give two f***s about people complaining that I complain too much. F*** you guys. You guys never fought in your life and you’re talking your s***. You’re not the one who are gonna lose an eye and feel like you’re disadvantaged, cause that’s what it is.”
“I love fighting. I don’t like that I have to fight for equality, especially in my ranks as a heavyweight fighter. It’s made fighting sour at the moment, especially the way things are. But I’m a fighter and I keep grinding. I’m excited about fighting in Auckland. It’s where I was born. Look, what can I say? I’m salty about having to fight for even being equal, trying to make it an even fight.”
Mark Hunt fights Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 110: Lewis vs. Hunt on 11 June 2017 at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.
“I don’t have nothing bad to say about Derrick Lewis,” said Hunt. “The first main point is he’s not a steroid head – well, not that I know of anyway. He hasn’t been caught. But it’s even. It’s gonna be an even fight and that’s the main thing about it. I mean, my biggest thing is about it being even, him not being on the juice. And the next thing about him is that he took his life from a negative to a positive like me. He’s had a bad childhood, things have gone wrong for him, but he’s used fighting to change his life like I have. So I mean, I can’t say anything bad but give him props. So in the end, he’s pretty similar to me in the end.”
“I need to win this fight. So regardless of respect, I’m gonna go and try to put his head off, his head outside the octagon. I’m gonna try to knock him out, of course. That’s the game plan. I’m just gonna keep it simple, I’m just gonna hurt him and put him out and move on.”