Mark Hunt Cleared By UFC To Fight
In a statement released to MMAFighting, Mark Hunt is free to resume his UFC career.
“After a full medical analysis at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, UFC confirms that heavyweight athlete Mark Hunt has been cleared to compete.”
The Daily Telegraph first reported that Hunt had been medically cleared.
Hunt was removed from the main event of last month’s UFC Fight Night Sydney after stating in a piece for the “Players Voice” that he was suffering from memory loss and slurring his words at times. Hunt would be replaced by Fabricio Werdum.
As a result, UFC asked Hunt to undergo extensive brain testing in Las Vegas to find out if he was still fit to fight at 43 years old, and it was determined earlier this week that he was.
“Yeah, was nothing wrong with me,” Hunt told MMAFighting.com when asked about the results.
Hunt is currently suing the UFC, UFC president Dana White, and Brock Lesnar that the UFC circumvented drug testing rules to allow Lesnar to fight at UFC 200. Lesnar defeated Hunt by unanimous decision, but he was later flagged for two separate USADA violations and the result was turned into a no contest.