Mark Hunt’s Court Trial Against The UFC And Dana White Just Received A Huge Lift
In July 2016 at UFC 200, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar made his much-anticipated return to the octagon against Mark Hunt.
Lesnar dominated all three rounds taking the fight to the mat and securing a unanimous decision win over Hunt. But this decision was soon overturned to a no-contest after news surfaced that Lesnar had been tested positive for a banned substance, clomiphene, during a pre-fight drug test.
The drama didn’t end here as the Beast was tested positive for the same alleged substance after the fight as well. Hunt decided to file a lawsuit against the UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar claiming that the organization knew about Lesnar’s alleged use of a banned substance before the fight. He claimed they let the fight happen.
In 2019, a U.S. District Court in Nevada dismissed most of the charges against the UFC laid by Hunt. This past week the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided to re-hear Hunt’s lawsuit’s claims of fraud and battery against the UFC. And this time, odds are very much in favor of Hunt.
In their decision, the U.S. District Court ruled that White’s false statement that Lesnar would be “the most tested athlete on this card” could be grounds for fraud.
Hunt asserted in his lawsuit that he was subjected to breach of contract and fraud and that losing to Lesnar had badly affected his reputation in the MMA circuit, endangering his potential future earnings.
Hunt was over the moon after the court’s new ruling and took to Instagram.
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Hunt last competed in the octagon in December 2018 and since then, he has tried his luck with different organizations around the globe.