Mark Hunt and the UFC are currently at odds because the fighter is in the midst of a lawsuit against the promotion.
The fighter has three fights left on his UFC contract and once those bouts are done, so could Hunt be with the UFC.
“Well, I got it wrong the first time,” Hunt said to Submission Radio. “I posted up (a picture of) another guy, put him up, but it was the wrong guy. Look, at the end of the day I don’t know nothing about Blaydes or whatever it is. He’s number nine and I’m five. I was hoping for someone higher, the only one available was Werdum, but he’s a chicken bitch and I’ll get him later on down the line. We’ll get that number nine and put him away, so hopefully the UFC can give me someone higher instead of giving me someone beneath me. So, it is what it is. I just gotta keep ticking the boxes and just moving ahead with the career. Three fights left, this will be one of them, I got two left and then see you later.”
Hunt filed a lawsuit against the UFC after it was revealed that his UFC 200 opponent in Brock Lesnar was caught using illegal substances, which he claimed the promotion my have known about.
Just because the fighters time with the UFC is coming to an end, don’t expect his professional MMA career to end as well.
“Well, for the UFC, yeah,” Hunt said. “That will be the end of my career in the UFC. I have two fights left and that’s it. You probably know the path I’ve had with the UFC, but you know, it’s business. I haven’t done nothing wrong, I just don’t like to be treated like shit – even if I’m an employee or whatever and I speak my mind about it and, you know, I’ll go from there. So like I said, three fights left and I’ll move on.”
UFC 221 takes place on Saturday, February 10 from the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia with Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.