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Brock Lesnar’s UFC 200 Opponent Responds to Anti-Doping Failure; Wants Half of Purse or Contract Termination

As noted earlier on the site, Brock Lesnar is under suspicion of failing a USADA anti-doping test.  Lesnar’s opponent, Mark Hunt, offered some stinging words in response to the report that came out via MMAFighting.com.

Hunt was very vocal in the weeks leading up to the fight, feeling like Lesnar was “juiced to the gills.”  Now that the news has surfaced that Lesnar may have failed a drug test, Hunt has demanded that UFC either grant him one half of Lesnar’s fight purse ($2.5 million plus a share of the gate) or release Hunt from his contract immediately.  At this point, UFC has not responded to those demands.

UFC had granted Lesnar a testing exemption from the rule that a fighter coming out of retirement must give the USADA four months’ notice so that the fighter can be put into the testing pool.  Lesnar’s last bout in UFC, before the fight at UFC 200, was in 2011.  The UFC said that since it had been so long since Lesnar had competed in UFC, he would not be required to give the four months’ notice.

Hunt was an outspoken critic of the exemption.  In light of the testing results becoming news, Hunt made the following comments to MMAFighting.com:

“The cheaters get a slap on the wrist and walk off,” Hunt said. “What penalty or deterrent is there to make them think twice? Nothing. And the [Nevada Athletic Commission], why should these [expletive] get anything? They are not the ones who had to fight with Lesnar or lose [to him]. I lost.”

Hunt has faced two other opponents that tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.  Hunt faced Antonio Silva in December of 2013, and Silva tested positive for elevated testosterone after the fight.  Earlier this year, Frank Mir was also notified by USADA of a potential violation for PEDs following a first round knockout loss to Hunt.

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About Bill Wentz (1542 Articles)
Ring-Rap.com's Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at bwentz@ring-rap.com

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