Hunt: The real reason behind $1m UFC axing

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 04:20:50 PM. MARK Hunt has taken aim at Dana White in another first-person column, claiming his axing from UFC Fight Night Sydney was baseless and powered by a personal agenda.
UFC 200: Tate v Nunes MARK Hunt has taken aim at Dana White in another first-person column, claiming his axing from UFC Fight Night Sydney was baseless and powered by a personal agenda. Hunt was removed from the card after a column with PlayersVoice that seemed to indicate serious health problems from fighting. UFC president White said he would not fight in the promotion again until he had travelled to Las Vegas for thorough medical testing. “This is a joke. An absolutely friggin’ joke,” Hunt wrote in his new PlayersVoice piece. “Dana White obviously has it in for me and he’s looking for anything he can – no matter how small or bulls**t or trivial – as an excuse to push me out of the UFC.” LIVE stream Lyoto Machida v Derek Brunson on FOX SPORTS. Get a free 2-week Foxtel Now trial & stream LIVE within minutes. SIGN UP NOW > Hunt claimed his outspoken campaign against PED cheats, which culminated in a lawsuit against the UFC and White after opponent Brock Lesnar tested positive at UFC 200, was the true reason he had been sidelined. The 43-year-old heavyweight claimed he had already passed two health checks ahead of UFC Sydney, including one with a neurosurgeon, and that comments from his first column about memory loss and slurring words had been taken out of context. Mark Hunt during UFC 209 vs Alistair Overeem. Source: AFP “Anyone who knows me knows how sharp my mind is. I speak at a thousand miles an hour. I’ll hold a discussion or a debate with anyone. I’ve built a career...Read more
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