Hunto: Lesnar, Jones are two biggest f@$%ing cheaters in world
Outspoken UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt appeared recently on the Real Quick with Mike Swick podcast and discussed the potential superfight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Hunto is a leading voice against the use of performance enhancing drugs in MMA.
In 2015 Hunt fought Antonio Silva, who has failed a PED test. In 2016 he fought Frank Mir who has failed a PED test. Then he was matched with Brock Lesnar and said loudly that Lesnar was cheating. The UFC tested Lesnar, but by the time the failing results came back, Lesnar had already fought. That win was changed to a No Contest, but Hunt brought a lawsuit against the UFC alleging a conspiracy between the league, White and Lesnar to allow Lesnar to compete at UFC 200 while on PEDs without facing repercussions until after the fact.
Hunto’s next fight was against Alistair Overeem, who also has failed a PED test. It is understandable that he’s outraged about PED use. Jones failed an anti-doping test after taking a tainted bootleg erectile dysfunction drug. It was considered more acting like a dope than doping, but ‘Bones’ was suspended for a year, and is thoroughly in the cheaters camp in Hunt’s mind.
Hunt characterized the superfight as being between “the two biggest cheaters in the world.”
“Look at these f***ers,” he said, as transcribed by Jed Meshew for MMA Fighting. “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 f***ing biggest cheaters in the world are going to fight! Oh f***. . . 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 f***ing time watching that s***.”
“I think the penalties should be enforced. There’s penalties there but they’re not really enforcing them. They’re not enforcing them to make them think twice. Guys nowadays, like that fool Brock Lesnar that I fought, he’s a f***ing idiot. Not right now. I’m the idiot right now but he’s the one that’s a loser in the end because he’s the one that cheated.
“At the end of the day, he weighed up the options. He said, ‘I’m gonna fight this fight and I’ll probably make about $15-20 million. I’ll get caught. I’ll probably have to pay a $250,000 fine, or $500,000 or whatever it is and I’ll walk away.’ He’s back again already!”
“Cheating is nothing to be proud of. That’s the wrong message. We don’t allow that as a society so why do we allow that, especially in fighting? Fighting is you hurting people.”
Lesnar may in fact never return to mixed martial arts; the superfight talk may be a negotiating tactic with the WWE.