Hunt blasts UFC after be­ing pulled from bout

Waikato Times - - Sport -

Mark Hunt says the UFC is us­ing med­i­cal con­cerns as an ex­cuse to pull him from next month’s UFC Fight Night in Syd­ney.

The Kiwi heavy­weight was due to head­line the event against Poland’s Marcin Ty­bura but was re­placed on Wednesday by for­mer cham­pion Fabri­cio Wer­dum after Hunt con­fessed to slur­ring his words and los­ing his mem­ory in a re­cent article.

But a fu­ri­ous Hunt in­sists he has been cleared to fight by doc­tors and be­lieves the real rea­son be­hind his re­moval is his cur­rent le­gal bat­tle against the UFC, pres­i­dent Dana White and for­mer op­po­nent Brock Les­nar.

‘‘I’m dis­ap­pointed that I have been with­drawn from the fight, I have passed all med­i­cals 2 days ago. And spent [$]100,000 on camp,’’ Hunt said in a se­ries of posts on Face­book.

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