Mark Hunt Calls For Fighter Association, Says UFC “Lined Their Pockets With Our Blood”
By FCF Staff
Mark Hunt was outraged by the news that Brock Lesnar has been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation, and now the feared slugger is calling on his fellow fighters to form an association.
After it was revealed that Lesnar has allegedly tested positive for a banned substance, Hunt reported that he wants the fighter’s purse for UFC 200, or his release from the promotion. Hunt faced Lesnar on July 9th and lost via unanimous decision.
In a new article that has gone up on Hunt’s official site, however, the heavyweight contender cited several incidents, as to why he believes fighters need to organize. Here is some of what the 42 year-old had to say:
“Once they decided they were gunna cut Conor out, they didn’t care, they just needed a name to make 200 big.” Hunt said. “Exemptions for Brock but not for Conor, I don’t know how you can just do that.
“These guys have lined there pockets with our blood if you ask me. I mean they deserve to get paid no doubt, they took the UFC from nothing into what it is today, but come on, most of the guys fighting, get paid nothing and have no benefits.
“If you ask me there needs to be a system where they at least run things past the fighters before making these decisions and the fighters can look out for each other. We need an association where we can have our voices heard. We are massive reason why fans watch the sport and we risk our health to do it.”
In conclusion, Hunt called on fellow UFC fighters to contact him via his Facebook page, in an effort to begin organizing an association.