Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

UFC Pulls Mark Hunt From Sydney Headliner Following Comments About His Health

UFC Pulls Mark Hunt From Sydney Headliner Following Comments About His Health

So when Hunt did an interview with Players Voice and started to complain of memory loss and slurred speech, the UFC chose to pull him from his upcoming UFC Sydney match-up against Marcin Tybura, something Hunt angrily responded to through a series of Instagram posts made from his official page.

He now has legal proceedings against the UFC and Dana White in relation to his UFC 200 bout opposite Brock Lesnar in July a year ago.

Hunt claims he is already out of $100,000, the amount he spent on training expenses.

'[I] forget something I did yesterday but I can remember the sh*t I did years and years ago, ' he wrote.

In the article, Hunt (13-11) said he struggled with memory loss and had started to stutter and slur his words.

'My memory is not that good anymore'. Werdum defeated Hunt at UFC 180 to capture the UFC interim heavyweight championship, and would go on to defeat Cain Velasquez to secure the undisputed title. Hunt is now also in a lawsuit with the UFC demanding compensation for damage he suffered against Lesnar who failed drug tests following their bout.

Hunt continued to his 320,000 instagram followers: "The interview has been taken out of context and want to reassure all my fans, I slur my words only when I have a drink".

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Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance in samples taken two weeks before the bout and on the night of the fight itself. No word yet from the UFC or Dana White on Hunt's remarks.

In a statement, the organisation said Hunt has been pulled due to medical concerns.

Hunt is accusing the UFC of allowing Lesnar to compete despite his allegation that they were aware the former heavyweight champion was using performance-enhancing drugs.

"The Super Samoan" obviously feeling insulted by the fact that yet another one of his opponents was popped for steroids filed a lawsuit against the UFC and has been embroiled in legal battle with them ever since.

Hunt has three fights remaining on his current contract and an official told Australia's Daily Telegraph he would have to undergo further testing and evaluations prior to competing in any future UFC bout.

Hunt's relationship with the UFC has been strained in recent times as a result of the failed out-of-competition drug test taken by his UFC 200 opponent Brock Lesnar, following his mauling at the hands of the WWE superstar past year.

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