Mark Hunt rips proposed fight between ‘drug cheats’ Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar
It’s safe to say Mark Hunt won’t be tuning in for any fights between Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones.
Earlier this week, Jones and Lesnar exchanged messages back and forth in separate interviews with both athletes expressing interest in making a super fight happen at some point in the future between the two of them.
Hunt is currently involved in a lawsuit against Lesnar and the UFC after the former heavyweight champion tested positive for a banned substance surrounding their fight last July at UFC 200. Meanwhile, Jones was suspended ahead of that same card after he tested positive for a banned substance as well, which pulled him from his scheduled bout against Daniel Cormier.
After hearing about the proposed matchup, Hunt fired shots at both Lesnar and Jones when speaking to Stuff.co this week.
“I won’t be surprised whatever they do, look what’s happened so far,” Hunt said. “It’s just a joke these days with cheaters all over the place. It’s the best cheater that gets away with it wins and that’s the worst thing about this whole scenario.
“They’re both drug cheats. Instead of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, let’s call it the ultimate cheating competition — may the best cheater win.”
Hunt has never been one to hold his tongue, especially when it comes to the subject of performance enhancing drug use in mixed martial arts.
The former heavyweight title contender says fighters like Jones and Lesnar are exactly why he filed the lawsuit against the UFC in the first place in an attempt to change the rules when it comes to fighters who are willing to cheat to get the win.
“That’s why we’re going to court, because of people like this coming in and cheating,” Hunt added.
It’s obvious Hunt is no fan of the possible fight between Jones and Lesnar but as far as his own career goes he’s still awaiting word on what comes next.
Hunt just recently earned a TKO victory over Derrick Lewis in his native New Zealand and he said he’s now asked for a rematch with former champion Fabricio Werdum, who defeated him back in 2014.
As of now there’s been no word whether or not the UFC will book the matchup.