Kiwi UFC fighter Mark Hunt once again hit out at drug cheat Brock Lesnar and the UFC in an explosive interview following reports that Lesner will get to keep his winnings from the July 10 victory.
According to MMAfighting.com it looks unlikely Hunt will be reimbursed a portion of drug Lesnar's purse awarded for winning their heavyweight fight at UFC 200.
The UFC confirmed this month that Lesnar failed two doping tests in the lead-up to his victory over Hunt in Las Vegas, including a sample taken on the night of the fight.
MMAfighting.com reports that Lesnar tested positive for hydroxy-clomiphene, an anti-estrogen agent, but it doesn't look like he will have his reported $2.5m winnings stripped.
Hunt lashed out at both Lesner and UFC in an interview on The MMA Hour claiming corruption and calling for harder penalties on drug cheaters.
"Before the fight I was assuming he was cheating," Hunt said. "Look at him. There's no way that guy makes 265 pounds. That guy is a gimp, he's sticking needles in his a** like the rest of these cheaters. And the thing about that is, he's sitting here saying 'this is a fair place.' Well, it's not fair. These guys are cheating and they should be in court for it. (They should) lose all of their money if they're cheating, because if I die in there, who's going to look after my family.
"That's corrupt s***, man. These motherf***ers should be penalised hard. Dirty, scummy, cheating scum. That's how that monkey won his world title. He didn't do it by doing it clean. He did it by cheating, just like the rest of these cheaters."
Hunt said on The MMA Hour that the UFC had yet to contact him about the Lesnar situation and urged the UFC to take action.
"The best outcome is if the company that I work for says, 'you've been cheating, you lose all of your [fight earnings], and since it was cheating, you get fined. You get sued and you get a fine. You're going to straight to court, criminal court, because what you've done is an offense.' That's what I want done," Hunt said. "So that these guys who are cheating don't have more incentive to do it, because they do it for financial gain. If you take all of that away, they get nothing.
"Make them banned for five or 10 years. There goes your career. Five, 10 years, you have no career left and not only that, you lose all of your money. You're done as a fighter. That'll stop you from doing it. That's what I want to see done. I won't be a part of any company who says 'we don't mind you cheating or doing this or that,' otherwise then every monkey will be [cheating]."
According to a statement released by the UFC this month, Lesnar's test was taken June 28 and the results came back on July 14. Lesnar and the UFC were then notified of the potential doping violation as a result of the positive drug test.
The WWE superstar was paid a record-breaking guaranteed purse of US$2.5 million, which was tipped to soar to around US$10 million with a PPV cut.
Hunt continued his explose rant turning his attention on the UFC.
"I'll go and work somewhere else," Hunt said. "Like I said, I don't give a s***. If we've got to sue their a****, well then f*** you, you're going to get sued. You scummy c****. The problem is everyone these days, 'man, I want to get into the UFC.' F*** the UFC. You're s***. You motherf***ers don't look after nobody," he told mmafighting.com.
"We'll let this f***ing white piece of s*** f***ing stick needles in his a** and say, 'oh, he's going to take us all the way to the f***ing bank.' Let's give him f***ing millions of dollars and not worry about this motherf***er. You know what? F*** that and f*** your s*** company. Look at that for a contract. You can sue me on that, motherf***ers."
"The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016. USADA received the testing results from the June 28, 2016 sample collection from the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory on the evening of July 14, 2016," UFC officials wrote in a release.
"USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The Nevada State Athletic Commission also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed in close proximity to Lesnar's bout at UFC 200 in Las Vegas. Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward."
Fighters returning from retirement are typically subjected to four months of drug testing before being allowed to compete, but Lesnar was given an exemption as part of the UFC's anti-doping policy that allows for some extenuating circumstances.
Once he inked his new deal, however, Lesnar was subjected to testing like every other athlete on the roster and USADA representatives visited the 39-year old five times over the course of just two weeks leading up to the fight.
It was ultimately the June 28 test that was flagged for some sort of banned substance, but because the results weren't returned until July 14, Lesnar was still able to compete on the UFC 200 card last weekend.
Lesnar being flagged for a potential doping violation comes just over a week after interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was also flagged for a doping violation for a test administered on June 16.
Jones' test results came back ahead of UFC 200 and he was pulled from the fight card and his main event bout against Daniel Cormier was cancelled.
Hunt openly slammed Lesnar for alleged doping, telling FOX Sports Australia ahead of the bout that he would be "juiced to the gills".