UFC Pulls Mark Hunt From Sydney Headliner Following Comments About His Health


Werdum (22-7-1), meanwhile, fought this past weekend at UFC 216, finishing short-notice replacement Walt Harris in just over a minute.

Kiwi fighter Mark Hunt has been pulled from the upcoming UFC event in Australia following recent confessions that he had been slurring his words and suffering severe memory lapses. Hunt also told Players Voice that he has trouble at night sleeping and is slurring his words.

The Daily Telegraph reported that UFC officials reviewed the article where Hunt spoke about the consequences he's paid in his long fighting career. "I've still got my senses about me and I know what's right and wrong, which is the main thing", wrote Hunt. Upon finding out about his removal from the November 19 card, Hunt posted quite the strong response on his Instagram account, which can be found here (NSFW Language).

"I have passed all medicals two days ago and spent $100,000 on camp". But Hunt (13-11-1) was pulled from the card due to "medical concerns". The truth is the legal case I have filed has caused me to be withdrawn.

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'Sometimes I don't sleep well.

'My memory is not that good anymore'.

Hunt filed a civil lawsuit against the UFC in January after Lesnar failed two doping tests following their bout past year. "The health-related statements made by Hunt in the article represent the first time UFC was made aware of these claims", they continued.

The Sydney-based slugger revealed in the article that he was starting to "stutter and slur my words" and would forget something he would do the day before.

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Recent UFC 216 victor Fabricio Werdum replaces Hunt on the November card from Australia. Athlete health and safety is of the utmost importance to the organization and it would never knowingly schedule an athlete complaining of health issues for a fight.

Hunt (who is still actively engaged in ia lawsuit against the UFC in which he accuses them of fraud, racketeering and battery due to his belief that they allowed Brock Lesnar to fight him at UFC 200 despite knowing his was on Performance Enhancing Drugs) has lashed out in foul-mouthed fashion at Dana White over the decision to remove him from UFC Fight Night 121.

Hunt chose to take to Instagram to comment on the news and obviously, it didn't sit well with him.

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