There are few more outspoken in the sport of MMA than Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Mark Hunt when it comes to fighters taking banned substances.
The Sydney, Australia-based New Zealander has been critical in the past of fighters who have taken performance-enhancing drugs in MMA particularly a former opponent of his in World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Brock Lesnar who beat Hunt back in 2016 at UFC 200 by unanimous decision before the decision was overturned after Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene.
Hunt has even filed a lawsuit against the UFC regarding the incident and so it was no surprise to hear Hunt’s thoughts on another of his former opponents and former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum who this week received a two-year suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Speaking to reporters at a UFC media day this week (via MMA Junkie), Hunt didn’t hold back in his assessment of the Brazilian. “I’m glad that Fabricio Werdum got caught, that little (expletive),” Hunt said. “Go back to the favelas. (Expletive) you, you little (expletive). 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.”
The 44-year-old Hunt is back in action this weekend when he takes on Alexey Oleynik at UFC Fight Night 136 at Moscow’s Olympic Stadium in the UFC’s first-ever event in Russia. Hunt is excited to test his skills against the Russian but claimed to be happy just to be fighting someone who is free from banned substances, in light of the news regarding Werdum.
“He’s a clean fighter, so it’s great,” Hunt told reporters, during a media day on Thursday.