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'These Guys Have Lined Their Pockets With Our Blood' - Heavyweight Fighter Lays Into UFC

'These Guys Have Lined Their Pockets With Our Blood' - Heavyweight Fighter Lays Into UFC
By PJ Browne
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Once Conor McGregor was pulled from UFC 200, the UFC needed a big name to bolster pay-per-view numbers - that was Brock Lesnar. They also required an opponent - that was Mark Hunt.

The 'Super Samoan' took the fight on a month's notice - it was well-worth his time too. Though he lost the fight, Hunt received a purse of £700,000. Lesnar received more than three times that.


It has since emerged that Lesnar - who was given an exemption from the four-month testing period required by USADA of athletes returning to a sport - failed both out-of-competition and in-competition tests.

In an interview with MarkHunt.tv, the 42-year-old expressed some anger regarding how the UFC handled matters regarding Lesnar.

These guys have lined their 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.

Hunt also called for fighters to establish an association which could aid in preventing the promotion from 'making shit up as they go'.

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

First the Reebok thing, then Brock’s 4 month testing exemption. Conor [McGregor] 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.

Once they decided they were gonna cut Conor out, they didn’t care, they just needed a name to make 200 big. Exemptions for Brock but not for Conor, I don’t know how you can just do that.

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.

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.

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