Kenny Florian talks about Mark Hunt wanting Brock Lesnar’s fight purse after testing positive for banned substance

July 21, 2016 10:24 am by Russell Ess
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After Brock Lesnar fought Mark Hunt at UFC 200, the WWE star and former UFC heavyweight champion was flagged for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation.

Hunt was upset, to say the least that the news came out after the fight took place and demanded that he receive Brock Lesnar’s fight purse or be immediately released from the UFC.

FOX Sports MMA analyst Kenny Florian spoke with ESPN on Hunt’s demands and explained that there is no rule or protocol for such a thing.

“Well, I mean, a contract is a contract,” Florian said. “Despite that, yes, we’d love to live in that world where we can go back and say, ‘Yeah, because of this, Hunt deserves more.’ But he agreed to the fight, unfortunately, and I don’t think that should happen at this point. There are no rules set in place where a fighter gets an opponent’s purse.

“I do think, though, there should be something where if a fighter gets penalized for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, it should be like missing weight. A certain percentage of Lesnar’s purse should go to Hunt. I think Lesnar should have to pay Hunt, not the UFC. After all, it’s Brock Lesnar’s fault. I would like to see some kind of rule change: If a fighter tests positive, fights and gets paid — some of that should go to his opponent.”

What are your thoughts on Mark Hunt’s demands to get Brock Lesnar’s fight purse after testing positive for a banned substance? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!


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