Mark Hunt was the No. 8-ranked heavyweight in UFC when he stepped into the Octagon against Brock Lesnar at UFC 200. Hunt lost to Lesnar by unanimous decision after Lesnar dominated the first and third rounds by taking Hunt to the ground and maintaining top control.
On Friday, UFC announced they were notified by the USADA that Lesnar had been flagged for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from a June 28 out-of-competition test. A similar situation had happened with Jon Jones, but because the violation was made known to UFC prior to the event, Jones was pulled off of his main event title fight with Daniel Cormier three days prior.
Lesnar fought and defeated Hunt, who was understandably upset after learning of Lesnar's failed test and demanded that UFC pay him Lesnar's purse.
"I saw Brock made millions for this fight, more than anyone ever." he told MarkHunt.tv. "I wanna know what they are gonna do to Brock now. When you don't make weight, they give twenty percent of your purse to the other fighter. If you get caught cheating, you should lose all of it.
"I've told Dana [White] I want half of Brock's purse."
Hunt originally said he told White that he wanted to be granted his release from UFC if he wasn't given half of Lesnar's purse, which was a reported $2.5 million with even more to be made off of pay-per-view buys.
"Half of his purse should come to me -- maybe all of it," Hunt said to Fox Sports Australia. "The guy shouldn't get a cent. That, or refund everyone that paid money. They paid for an even playing field -- they didn't get that. They got a cheater against a guy not cheating. I'm lucky I didn't get injured. I think it's rubbish. I think all of his (expletive) should be taken off him. There's no penalties or deterrents to guys that are cheating. This is not the first time, this is the third time I've had to fight someone doping."
The other two fighters Hunt is referring to are Antonio Silva and Frank Mir, both of whom tested positive for banned substances after fights against the heavyweight in 2013 and 2016, respectively.
After making those statements, Hunt changed his mind and went on Twitter and said he wanted all of Lesnar's purse -- the tweet was deleted, but you can see a screenshot here, via For The Win.
"Well I wanted half but have changed my mind cheaters shouldn't get [expletive] I want all of it cheaters don't deserve [expletive] #cheatersdeservenada."
UFC has yet to respond to Hunt's requests.