Brock Lesnar is in Trouble
Brock Lesnar found an easy way back to the UFC sphere earlier this month when two-division champion Daniel Cormier called him out after winning his heavyweight belt. The WWE star was just seeing the fight beside the Octagon when he was suddenly given a pass to fight back in it.
After a controversial face-off between DC and Lesnar, UFC president Dana White confirmed that they might be getting it real in a UFC heavyweight match. Now, “The Next Big Thing” re-entered the USADA testing pool to finish out his 2016 suspension for his supposed next big fight after it will be lifted on Jan. 8, 2019.
Is it fair for Lesnar to relaunch his MMA career with a title shot after breaking the rules of UFC? Mark Hunt doesn’t think so.
DC vs Lesnar and the complications that comes with it
Hunt is currently suing Lesnar, the UFC and White for allegedly committing racketeering, fraud, battery, and civil conspiracy, with regards to Lesnar’s failed drug test in relation to their UFC 200 bout.
On an interview with MMA Fighting Hunt said:
“The cheaters get a slap on the wrist and walk off. What penalty or deterrent is there to make them think twice? Nothing.”
Now, Hunt’s lawyer Christina Denning said she is considering amending her complaint in the wake of Lesnar’s return. The title shot somewhat worries her and believes it could bolster hunt’s case.
On a statement she expressed:
“We debated whether or not to, while the motion to dismiss is pending, to alter the complaint again, to keep adding more facts regarding the way that the organization works and perhaps the unfairness of it. So, that’s something that we have not done yet, but we definitely [might] with all the buzz around [Lesnar] coming back.”
Hunt and his lawyer are suing UFC for an alleged conspiracy
In July 2016, Lesnar won against Hunt at UFC 220 by unanimous decision. After a few weeks, Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance. Not only in the in-competition test on fight night but also in a test 11 days before the fight.
Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) suspended the now-WWE star for a year, fined him $250,000 — 10 per cent of his guaranteed purse — and declared the fight a no contest. USADA, on the other hand, also suspended Lesnar for a year but it was frozen in December 2016 when he retired and went out of the drug-testing pool.
Here’s a bit of a highlight on their past heavyweight brawl:
Hunt and his lawyer claim that UFC, White, and Lesnar intentionally pushed back the latter’s signing for UFC 200 to as late as possible. This is so he could avoid USADA until a month or so out of the fight.
“On information and belief, WHITE and UFC were intentionally delaying the announcement because LESNAR was using banned substances. He needed additional time in order to circumvent testing procedures,” states the complaint.
Apparently, another fighter is not in the mood to buy Lesnar’s allegedly ‘unfair’ return to the UFC with a title shot. But unlike the others, Hunt wants him to face it with a complaint in court legally.