Michael Bisping On Mark Hunt’s Side After USADA Rant

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UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt is in a state of disarray at present. After losing a decision to Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, we learned ‘The Super Samoan’ had once again faced a fighter who could not get by the USADA (United States Anti Doping Agency) drug tests. News emerged that Lesnar had not only failed a pre-fight drug test, but also a dope screen conducted on the night of the July 9 event had come back positive for banned substance Clomiphene.

The reason for the anti-estrogen being found in Lesnar’s sample is yet to be addressed by the promotion or the WWE superstar in public. To this day Hunt says he’s not heard anything from UFC president Dana White, and that’s ed to a number of scathing statements from the disgruntled 42-year old Pride FC veteran. Hunt first demanded Lesnar hand over his record-breaking $2.5 million purse from UFC 200, only to be shut down when the promotion revealed they would not fine Lesnar.

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Brock Lesnar has his hand raised against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016…
‘The Super Samoan’ would go on the offensive against his employers and also USADA, blasting both parties for not presenting enough of a deterrent for drug cheats in MMA. He made some rather shocking accusations towards the UFC, none of which have been responded to, and publicly called for fighter to join his union.

Hunt’s points included questions regarding fighters safety against those using steroids, Lesnar’s two-year ban essentially being irrelevant now he’s pocketed the literal boat load of money, and also the possibility of criminal charges for fighters who are juicing.

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Michael Bisping Supports Mark Hunt

One man who knows a lot about being the clean athlete taking on a division rampant with steroids is current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. His new-found success since the USADA era started is perhaps a sign of things to come for combat sports as a whole. Not surprisingly ‘The Count’ is sympathetic to Hunt’s plight.

Bisping’s long history of fighting against competitors who would later go on to fail drug tests is eerily similar to Hunt’s recent run of opponents. Still to say the promotion is truly any closer to eradicating steroid cheats would be exaggerating greatly. Sure, they are catching a whole lot more, but these guys and girls are still trying their luck.

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Mark Hunt will need as much support as he can get in unionizing the athletes of the UFC, and the middleweight champion Michael Bisping is a good start. The real question is how many fighters are actually likely to sack up and stand behind Hunt when push becomes shove?

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