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Mark Hunt retains legal help for UFC 200-Lesnar fiasco

Mark Hunt following his first round victory, UFC Middleweight, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia. 20 March, 2016. (Photo by Patrick Hamilton/Photosport/Icon Sportswire) ****NO AGENTS----NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA SALES ONLY----NO AGENTS----NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA SALES ONLY****
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Mark Hunt won’t go down without a fight after what happened at UFC 200.

Following the latest time Hunt’s had to face a fighter who tested positive for PEDs after the fact, “The Super Samoan” is looking to take legal action against his promoter. According to MMA Fighting, Hunt has retained a lawyer in hopes of meeting a pair of goals.

First, Hunt hopes to create a provision in his UFC deal that states he would receive all the money originally given to his opponent in the occasion that his opponent tests positive for PEDs. Second, he hopes to be compensated for what he calls improper treatment from the UFC shortly after his fight in July.

Hunt’s lawyer, Christina Denning, says discussions with the UFC are ongoing.

Hunt’s decision to back himself with legal representation comes just three months after he dropped a unanimous decision against Brock Lesnar in July. Lesnar wound up testing positive for estrogen blockers in the weeks that followed for samples that were collected prior to the fight.

“He stepped up to the plate in UFC 200 against Brock Lesnar and Brock ends up walking away with all this money and Mark is sitting there with another loss as a result of having to fight somebody that has been on performance-enhancing drugs,” Denning said.

Complicating matters further, Lesnar’s positive tests followed the UFC’s decision to grant Lesnar an exemption from the USADA requirement of having formerly retired fighters undergo four months of random drug testing before making a return to the cage.

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