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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016

Mark Hunt Says He’s Turned Down Two Fights Since UFC Won’t Accept PED Clause

Mark Hunt (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

It looks as though Mark Hunt’s issues with the UFC are ongoing, as the heavyweight star is reporting he’s turned down two fight offers, since the promotion won’t agree to a PED clause.

Since Brock Lesnar was flagged for banned substances, following his bout with Hunt this past July, the latter has been extremely critical of the UFC. Hunt has cited the fact the promotion waved the four month testing period for Lesnar, which fighters typically must undergo, after they announce their return to competition. As a result, Hunt has demanded the UFC give him the purse that the organization paid Lesnar. More recently it was revealed that Hunt is considering bringing a lawsuit against the company.

Recently the heavy handed fighter appeared on “The MMA Hour“, and Hunt reported that he’s turned down fights with Junior dos Santos and Josh Barnett (quote via MMA Mania):

“Yes they offered me two fights,” Hunt said. “I missed out on a lot of money. They offered me to fight [Josh] Barnett in Melbourne. But, Barnett has had a history of doping. I still don’t have anything in my contract, put a clause in there to make it a fair environment. So. I said, ‘No.’

“They offered me ‘JDS’ in Canada and I said, ‘I will take this fight, but you put in a clause saying that if he is doping I get all his money,'” he continued. “I don’t think he should get any benefits at all. The answer was, ‘No.’ So I’ve missed out on two fights already.”

The 42 year-old fighter has also been campaigning for fighter’s to form an association, since his issues with the UFC came to a head.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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