Earlier this week, Mark Hunt came out swinging against Brock Lesnar for the former champion being awarded a title shot despite failing a USADA drug test ahead of his last fight. Now, “The Super Samoan” is taking aim at another former UFC heavyweight champion for getting caught using banned substances.
Former Hunt opponent Fabricio Werdum tested positive for the anabolic steroid trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone in an out-of-competition urine screening earlier this year. As a result, Werdum was pulled from his scheduled bout with Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Moscow and now Hunt is main-eventing the card this weekend instead, something Hunt is quite happy about.
“I’m glad that Fabricio Werdum got caught, that little b*tch,” Hunt told MMAJunkie during a press scrum. “Go back to the favelas. F*ck you, you little c*nt. Good job. He was supposed to be here, but that’s what you get for being weak. That’s what you get, Fabricio, for being a weak-minded person. See you later.”
This week, Werdum was handed a two-year suspension by USADA, continuing an unfortunate trend for Hunt of opponents who have been connected to PED usage. Of the 15 different fighters Hunt has faced since joining the UFC, eight of them have failed a drug test or admitted to PED usage. It’s easy to see why the issue fires Hunt up so much, especially when his record against those opponents is 3-4-1, with 1 no-contest. One of those losses was to Werdum, who knocked Hunt out with a flying knee at UFC 180 to claim the UFC interim heavyweight title. It’s a loss that still bothers Hunt, especially now that Werdum has the specter of PED use over his career.
“I had to lose 21 kilograms in three and a half weeks to make that a title fight,” Hunt said. “I got kneed in the head by that little cheater. Then he beats Cain in Mexico. That really upsets me about that guy. Then he wouldn’t fight me – he’s just a cheating little b*tch, man. He’s a little dog, that guy. See you later, Fabricio. Enjoy, motherf*cker.”
Hunt has become one of the most outspoken opponents of performance enhancing drug use in MMA since his fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 where Lesnar failed in-competition and out-of-competition drug tests by USADA. He is currently suing the UFC, Dana White, and Lesnar over the matter and Hunt says that is the fight that matters to him going forward, the fight to clean up the sport and get things on an even playing field.
“It’s very hard to be in this situation, but I’m trying to get an even playing field here with my life,” Hunt said. “Whether that be my last fight, whatever it is, if not the last fight in the Octagon, fighting to make it even will probably be my last fight. So, whether I get known for my great fighting, or if I get known for making things even. Either or, it doesn’t matter for me.
“Actually, that’s more important for me, to be honest. That is more important: to make it even.”
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Hunto also went off on Instagram.
I’m glad your on Team Clean … please just don’t in any way defend a user , not even in the least , the don’t deserve your compassion or anyone’s
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 13, 2018
My argument really is there are too many intangibles in fighting to even know the degree in which peds help or don’t help . But it is a game a inches and people’s lives are at risk even when fighters are clean . To add drugs to the mix is super dangerous. Any user should be ban
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 13, 2018
This is great.
Julian Marquez looks weird without the beard.
This weeks throwback Thursday comes with a story. Back when Avengers first came out in theaters & I dressed up as the Hulk for the premier. Soon to find out the next day that the paint I used wasn’t body paint. Man, going to serve tables at Red Robin that day was priceless. #TBT pic.twitter.com/HJER4rnNoe
— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) September 13, 2018
“And I’ma walk these dogs so we can live
In a fat ass crib with thousands of kids” . Ten years married to woman of my dreams @jamie_alvarez15. Renewed our vows in the Disney World with all the these beautiful children. Unforgettable week !!!#19years2gether #lifeisgood pic.twitter.com/f6E687x005
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 14, 2018
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Biggest boxing event of the year and somehow I’m not all the pumped. Maybe it’s because GGG is going to get robbed again unless he can cold Canelo. Eh. Anyway, great weekend of fights ahead! Thanks for reading and see y’all on Monday!
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