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Benson Henderson backs Mark Hunt’s attempt to unionize fighters

Since it was announced that Brock Lesnar failed a pre-fight, as well as a fight night drug test for UFC 200, his opponent, Mark Hunt, has continued to make headlines.

In addition to an expletive filled rant, Hunt called for the UFC to give him 100% of Lesnar’s massive $2.5 million purse for the event. As if that wasn’t enough, Hunt took it upon himself to attempt to create a fighters union.

In the wake of that, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson spoke to MMAFighting to support Hunt’s attempt:

“I 100 percent support Mark Hunt, everything he’s doing and talking about. I think it’s a long time coming, it should have been here a long time ago.”

“There are a lot of other guys, Cung Le, Jon Fitch, there have been guys who have talked about it for a long time. I show my support and solidarity with those guys. As a mixed martial artist, I definitely support them.”

“MMA is such a young sport,” Henderson said. “The NFL has been established, it’s been around a long time, boxing has been around a long time, Major League Baseball has been around a long time, but MMA as a sport is so young, that a lot of guys who do MMA, the fighters of MMA, don’t really know what it is like to be a professional athlete.”

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