Mark Hunt isn’t just fighting in the octagon anymore, now he is also fighting in the courtroom. On Tuesday, Mark Hunt filed a civil lawsuit against the UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar. Hunt is looking for compensatory and punitive damages due to losing an unanimous decision to Lesnar (which was overturned to a no-contest) at UFC 200 in July.
Lesnar won a unanimous decision, which was overturned to a no-contest after testing positive for a banned substance. Lesnar, who was retired, was given an exception from the UFC for the 4 month USADA testing period that must be complete before returning from retirement. Hunt is claiming that the UFC had knowledge that Lesnar was taking a banned substance. He is claiming he lost finances from a win bonus, performance bonus, and future performance enhancement by facing Lesnar in an unfair advantage.
The UFC has not yet released an official statement on the lawsuit. Dana White and Brock Lesnar have also not commented on the situation.
Hunt is expected to face Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 in Las Vegas on March 4th.