Yesterday (Dec. 15, 2016), the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) handed former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar a one year suspension and a $250,000 fine for failing multiple drug tests surrounding his UFC 200 (July 9, 2016) bout with Mark Hunt. Lesnar won the bout via decision, although it has sense been changed to a no contest.
In the months since the event, Hunt has made his feelings well known, constantly blasting Lesnar as well as the UFC. Recently speaking with MMAFighting, “The Super Samoan” reacted to Lesnar’s punishment:
“It’s not harsh enough considering he gets the same [punishment] as Jon Jones and Jones didn’t fight,” Hunt said. “Would that penalty have sufficed if I had died or been maimed?”
Jones also failed a drug test prior to UFC 200, although he was pulled from his scheduled main event bout just days before the event.
Hunt has hired a lawyer in recent months in hopes of getting a clause in his contract that protects him from this type of scenario happening to him again. “The Super Samoan” says he’s waiting for the UFC to respond and he admits that he’s willing to take part in a lawsuit:
“I am still waiting on UFC,” he said. “Will they allow my clause or [will] we get into a lawsuit so the whole world can watch?”
What do you make of Lesnar’s suspension?