Heavyweight contender Mark Hunt’s lawsuit is going to be moving forward after a motion to dismiss by the UFC was denied by the US District Court out of Nevada.
There was no reason given publicly as to why the motion to dismiss was turned down
The lawsuit put forth by Hunt against the UFC and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar came together as Hunt accused the promotion of knowing Lesnar was using performance enhancing drugs ahead of their UFC 200 encounter. Lesnar initially won the fight by decision and that was later turned over to a no contest after it was revealed that the WWE Champion failed multiple drug tests.
A copy of Hunt’s lawsuit can be read by clicking here.
While Hunt is involved in the lawsuit against the UFC, the Samoan is still fighting for the promotion and he was recently knocked out by Alistair Overeem at UFC 209. Hunt is now scheduled to fight top 10 heavyweight Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC Fight Night 110.
UFC Fight Night 110 takes place on Saturday, June 10 from the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand with Mark Hunt and Derrick Lewis headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.