Mark Hunt is fed up, calls for a fighter’s association and is willing to take the lead

July 20, 2016 9:50 am by Russell Ess
Mark Hunt

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has had enough with being left in the dark on Brock Lesnar’s potential Anti-Doping Policy violations after having fought the WWE star at UFC 200.

Hunt was interviewed by MarkHunt.tv and the UFC veteran is calling for all fighters to come together to create a fighter’s association so that incidents such as his with Lesnar will be minimized.

“The way I see it, the Brock Lesnar doping thing is just another reason why we need a fighter’s association,” Hunt said via phone interview. “These guys are just making up the rules as they go.

“First the Reebok thing, then Brock’s 4 month testing exemption. Conor gets pulled off a card for not going to a press conference that me or Brock didn’t go to anyway. Work that out. There’s probably a heap of others.”

Hunt went on to talk about MMA journalist Ariel Helwani and his recent debacle with the UFC.

“You just have to look at how Ariel gets his media pass taken away cause he broke a story about Brock, then he gets it back when other media stood up for him and called out the UFC.” He said. “These guys are just making sh*t it up as they go.

“Yet fighters refuse to support other fighters when they f*ck us over.

“They say they are cleaning up the sport, yet I’ve risked my health two times against guys cheating since this USADA thing started. I was told Brock was gonna be tested when I took the fight, he comes in looking fricken juicy as hell and then I find out he’s popped after the PPV has already been sold.

“It’s ridiculous. The fact that they haven’t even bothered to make contact with me since all of this happened just proves they don’t care.”

Hunt added that the majority of the fighters trying to make their way up the ranks are hardly getting paid and won’t have anything if the can’t reach the upper echelon of the fight game.

“These guys have lined there [sic] pockets with our blood if you ask me. I mean they deserve to get paid no doubt, they took the UFC from nothing into what it is today, but come on, most of the guys fighting, get paid nothing and have no benefits.

“If you ask me there needs to be a system where they at least run things past the fighters before making these decisions and the fighters can look out for each other. We need an association where we can have our voices heard. We are massive reason why fans watch the sport and we risk our health to do it.”

Hunt added that he isn’t afraid to stand up and fight for what he believes is fair.

“I’m not worried about the UFC,” he said. “Shucks, I’ve been fighting my whole life. Fighting to survive in my home, to the ring and now cage. These guys didn’t even want me in the UFC but here I am. I’m not scared of them.”

While Hunt admits that he may not be the most qualified person to take the lead on such a game-changing task, he says he is talking to all the right people to make things happen.

“I mean shucks I’m not an expert on all this, but me and my team have been talking to the experts about how to make this a reality,” Hunt said.

“To the fighters listening to this, I want them to get in touch with me via my Facebook page and we can get thing [sic] going. I won’t name anyone until we sort it all out, but get in touch and lets [sic] make this happen.”


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