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Mark Hunt files civil lawsuit against UFC, Dana White, Brock Lesnar

<p>UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt has filed a civil lawsuit against the UFC, Dana White, and Brock Lesnar, according to a <a href="http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/18447661/mark-hunt-files-civil-suit-ufc-dana-white-brock-lesnar-relation-ufc-200-fight">report by ESPN</a>.</p> <p>In July last year, Hunt faced Lesnar in the co-main event of <a href="http://roughcopy.com/events/ufc-200">UFC 200</a> in what was Lesnar&rsquo;s return from retirement and lost the bout by unanimous decision. A week later, after drug test results came back, it was revealed that Lesnar had tested positive for clomiphene, an estrogen blocker, during both a pre-fight, out-of-competition drug test as well as an in-competition one taken on fight night.</p> <p>Following the news, Hunt demanded Lesnar&rsquo;s complete $2.5 million purse or a release from the promotion. He publicly expressed his anger over the situation and has pushed for harsher penalties for failed drug tests.</p> <p><a href="https://usatmmajunkie.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/mark-hunt-vs-zuffa-brock-lesnar-dana-white.pdf">The lawsuit</a> accuses the UFC, Lesnar, and White of fraud, racketeering, and breach of contract among other things. It contends that the defendants &ldquo;affirmatively circumvented and obstructed fair competition for their own benefit,&rdquo; and &ldquo;UFC conspired and caused Lesnar, a doping fighter, to fight Hunt, a clean fighter, despite the fact that Lesnar used substances banned by the UFC, USADA and WADA.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I want the UFC to understand it&rsquo;s not OK to keep doing what they&rsquo;re doing,&rdquo; Hunt told ESPN.com. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re allowing guys to do this. They had a chance to take all the money from this guy, because he&rsquo;s a cheater, and they didn&rsquo;t.&rdquo;</p> <p>The 42-year-old is seeking compensatory, treble, and punitive damages as well as an order &ldquo;requiring the Defendants&hellip; to disgorge their ill-gotten profits.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hunt is currently officially scheduled for a bout against Alistair Overeem in March but has claimed that he won&rsquo;t sign the bout agreement until a clause is included that would reward him a portion of his opponent&rsquo;s purse in the case of a failed drug test.</p>

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Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.

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