Dana White responds to Mark Hunt’s angry Instagram tirade.
Heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt was irate about his last-minute removal from the UFC’s upcoming event in Sydney, Australia this November. In one of his Instagram posts, he put Dana White on blast for the decision, and claimed he has always been hated by the UFC president.
“I’m disappointed that I have been withdrawn from the fight, I have passed all medicals 2 days ago.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 The truth is the legal case I have filed has caused me to be withdrawn.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 f—k you Dana, you’ve always hated me you dog”
White was recently asked by TMZ regarding the situation with Hunt, and he essentially echoed the UFC’s statement that expressed concern towards their fighter’s health. He also clarified that he never had any ill feelings towards Hunt.
“Listen, sometimes, you gotta protect these guys from themselves,” White said. “And that’s what we’re looking into right now.”
“He made a statement that I’ve hated him forever. I don’t hate Mark Hunt, at all. I never hated Mark Hunt. He knows that. I was actually really good to Mark Hunt.”
UFC Sydney will now be headlined by Marcin Tybura and former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. It will take place on November 18th (November 19th in Australia) at the Qudos Bank Arena.