Mark Hunt Returns

Mark Hunt blasts the UFC, its President Dana White, and Jeff Novitzky yet again now that he’s no longer under contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

As a result of some issues, Hunt decided it was best to not sign a deal with the UFC. In a heavyweight bout on the main card of the UFC Adelaide event, the MMA veteran suffered a unanimous decision loss to Justin Willis.

While doing a recent interview, he went off regarding the promotion taking his love away from the fight game.

“They’ve actually taken my love for fighting away because of how they promote steroids and cheaters. How they’ve done it all,” Hunt told MMA UK recently. “They’ve pushed me out of the way, to be honest and that’s what’s taken my love for fighting away. It’s kind of sad because they should be promoting the guy that’s not cheating. Whereas they are promoting the cheaters of this sport, which is wrong. I actually thought Jeff Novitzky was a nice person but he’s just a sellout. You’re a sellout, bro. That’s the bottom line.”

Hunt still has options if he wants to fight. Bellator MMA is always an option as they need to sign more heavyweight stars. RIZIN is also a real possibility due to his history of fighting in Japan under the PRIDE FC banner back in the day. ONE is throwing around a lot of money right now.

Hunt then brought up issues involving newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. One of Jones’ test from last month was found to have an ‘atypical finding.’ It led to the UFC being forced to move UFC 232 from Las Vegas to California.

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“Pure example, look at the situation with Jon Jones and [Alexander] Gustafsson,” Hunt said (H/T to MMA Fighting). “Look at that situation. They move a whole freakin’ show for one cheating guy. All the fans miss out on all their airlines, all their flights, all that jazz. They miss out all because of this one idiot.”

“The UFC has the best stringent testing in the whole freakin’ world but look what they’re doing. They give people four-month waivers so they can get past the tests. They’ve got these guys that say ‘The tests say has a picogram – a bit of steroids in him. But that’s from the last time we caught him.’ But he’s still got some sh*t in him. So does that mean he’s cheating? Yes, he is. Why are you even putting him to fight? The truth of the fact is, it didn’t matter whether he had a picogram now or if he had it 20 years ago. He’s still got some sh*t in him so he shouldn’t be fighting. It’s illegal. They’re promoting steroids, that’s what they’re doing.”

Andrew Ravens has been writing about combat sports since 2013 and has been a fan for over ten years! Andrew brings a different style to his work with an insider look into the fighters themselves.