The UFC has fired back against heavyweight fighter Mark Hunt and his lawsuit against the promotion.
Las Vegas-based law firm Campbell & Williams, who are representing the UFC in this legal matter, have filed a petition to get the lawsuit from Hunt dismissed. The petition was filed in a United States District Court out of the state of Nevada.
This was an expected move by the UFC’s legal team, as they are attempting to avoid damages that could potentially pay triple if Hunt’s claims are eventually proven in a court of law.
The legal situation between Hunt and the UFC began after UFC 200, when it was revealed that Hunt’s opponent that night in Brock Lesnar failed a pair of drug tests issued by USADA. Hunt went on the warpath a short time after learning the news, which lead to him filing the lawsuit against the promotion.
Hunt’s own legal team has stated in the past that if or when the UFC does attempt a financial settlement with the fighter, that the lawsuit could be dropped altogether.
The Samoan heavyweight will actually be competing this Saturday Night at UFC 209, where he will be taking on former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem in a rematch from their days in PRIDE.