Mark Hunt, a Heavyweight contender in the UFC, is taking the UFC to court! The suit is filed against Brock Lesnar, as well as UFC boss Dana White.
Filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for Nevada, the suit alleges racketeering, breach of contract, as well as fraud.
- Compensatory damages
- Declaratory Relief
- Punitive Damages
- Statutory Treble Damages
- Attorney’s Fees
UFC Fighter Mark Hunt Sues UFC, Dana White
This all comes from the UFC 200 fight where Hunt and Lesnar fought. Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene and 4-Hydroxyclomiphene after the fight, which are both banned substances. The test was done prior to the fight and another test was taken, and failed, the night of the bought last July.
Lesnar came back from retirement for this MMA fight and as a returning fighter was subject to the anti doping policy UFC maintains. He was supposed to have four months of drug tests prior to making a return, but there was a clause of an exemption that read:
in exceptional circumstances or where the strict application of that rule would be manifestly unfair to an athlete
As you can probably assume, Lesnar got the exemption but after the fact tested positive for the two aforementioned banned substances.
Lesnar was initially handed down a one year suspension and a fine of $250,000 (his purse was $2,500,000) and his win was negated against Hunt. This was decided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. However, Hunt is viciously looking for more justice.
I’ve never been one to understand legal jargon, but from what I read Hunt alleges that there was a conspiracy with Lesnar (and the UFC).
Hunt was clean, and Lesnar Doped. It’s as simple as that, and that’s why Hunt is so pissed off.
The shots fired at Dana White allege that there was a financial motive of almost $360 million to make the UFC 200 event the landmark event. Of course, a doping scandal would hurt this event and ruin the hype.
In a totally unrelated news story, the UFC sold only days after the event for nearly $4 billion dollars. Coincidence? I think not.
You can bet your ass I’ll cover this story as it develops.
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