Mark Hunt’s long-standing issues with the UFC have taken another twist in the tale after the promotion has pulled ‘The Super Samoan’ from his UFC Sydney headline slot.
Hunt (13-11-1) had been scheduled to take on Marcin Tybura on November 19th but after citing ‘medical concerns’, the UFC has taken the decision to remove Hunt from the main event of UFC Fight Night 121 and have replaced the fighter with Fabricio Werdum.
The 43-year old’s removal from the upcoming card comes soon after producing an article for The Players Voice titled ‘If I die fighting, that’s fine’ where Hunt details problems he suffers from as a result of fighting.
With Hunt now sidelined, The New Zealander took to his Instagram account to voice his displeasure with an array of posts:
. "I'm disappointed that I have been withdrawn from the fight, I have passed all medicals 2 days ago. And spent 100,000 on camp. The truth is the legal case I have filed has caused me to be withdrawn. 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 I'm fit and healthy, and would have understood if the UFC requested a medical to ensure my safety, however this is total bullshit fuck you Dana, you've always hated me you dog"
Hunt is currently in the process of suing the UFC, UFC president Dana White and Brock Lesnar for racketeering, fraud, battery and civil conspiracy after alleging that those named were aware of Lesnar using performance-enhancing drugs in the build-up to their UFC 200 bout.