Mark Hunt was once a fighter in the UFC and now he is engaged in a legal battle with the promotion.
The fighter, who hasn’t competed in MMA since leaving the UFC, says the promotion never gave him a fair share when he fought there.
“My personal lawsuit is about the steroids and making it an even playing field,” Hunt told Submission Radio (via Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting). “I never got a fair go in this company. They keep getting these cheaters and putting them before health, money before health, people and fighters’ health. And that got to a stage where I just had enough of it and I wasn’t getting anywhere. And this will go to trial, which is where I want to go with this lawsuit. And then we’ll see what actually happens, we’ll see what else they’re hiding.”
Hunt, who has a losing record as a professional MMA fighter, earned a 8-8-1-1NC record in the UFC.
One thing Hunt doesn’t understand is why anybody would want to be a UFC fighter.
“There’s no prestige in that title, in the UFC title. There’s no money in that title. And that’s not just me telling you, you can see from the evidence that everyone’s doing,” Hunt said. “Why would you want to be a UFC fighter? Why would you want to be the heavyweight champion of the UFC? Why would you want to be the champion of these things when they’re just f*ckin’ paying them 16 percent? It’s garbage. It’s honestly garbage. When people say to me about the UFC product, I just sit there I cringe and I laugh. I just go, wow, you’re the world champion of wanting to ask for more money (laughs). Because there’s no money. You look at the boxing side, when you make it there, you make it there. When you make it to Anthony Joshua status, Joseph Parker, Tyron Fury, you make it. One fight is $100 million, $50 million. I mean, Conor made that money when he transcended to boxing. So, what’s the point of being a UFC fighter?”