Mark Hunt has made it crystal clear he’s not a fan of fighters who use performance enhancing drugs, and now the feared slugger’s arguing he’d be champ, if it wasn’t for PEDs…
Since it was announced that Brock Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance, following his bout with Hunt at UFC 200, the latter’s been a vocal critic about PED use. Not only that, but Hunt launched a civil suit against Lesnar and the UFC, and is seeking compensation due to Lesnar’s USADA flag.
Recently the New Zealand fighter wrote a lengthy article for “The Player’s Voice“, in which Hunt spoke out about PEDs once again. In one section, the 43 year-old wrote the following:
“I’d be champ already if it wasn’t for the cheaters. I’d probably be retired, sitting at home playing video games all day, eating KFC. These guys couldn’t cut it with me if they weren’t cheating.
I’ve missed out on sponsors and millions of dollars. It pisses me off when I think about it.
Lesnar is a big name. He’s a superstar. That was my chance to get closer to the title – it would have been my third straight win. Instead, all I got was people hating on me. They say, ‘You’re a whinger, why are you trying to get his money?’ It’s not his money. He shouldn’t get anything.
He knew what he was putting in his body. What he did was pre-meditated assault. If I had died…”
Now sure, not everyone’s going to agree with Hunt’s claim here, in terms of him being the champ. But, it is true that Hunt’s fought several fighters who have been hit with some sort of USADA flag or doping violation.
It’s been interesting to see Hunt competing in the UFC, despite his aforementioned suit against the company. The promotion, however, continues to place Hunt in high profile fights. In June, Hunt took out Derrick Lewis in the main event of a Fight Night card in Auckland, and up next, he’s expected to fight Marcin Tybura at UFC FN 121, November 19th.