Hunt wants half of Lesnar’s payout or else

July 16, 2016

With the news that Brock Lesnar may be guilty of a drug test violation, Lesnar’s UFC 200 opponent is asking for half of Lesnar’s purse or be released from his UFC contract.

According to MMA Fighting, Hunt is asking UFC officials that he be given half of Lesnar’s reported $2.5 million purse or else he be released from the company.

Per the disclosed pay released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Hunt made $700,000 for facing Lesnar.  It was the highest disclosed amount Hunt has been paid by the company for a UFC fight.

Hunt had inferred that Lesnar may have been taking PEDs in lead-up to the fight.  But Lesnar denied it.

On Saturday, Lesnar responded to the USADA notification stating, “we will get to the bottom of this.”

Payout Perspective:

The ultimatum is interesting although I am not sure how much leverage has with this request.  Certainly Hunt has a legitimate issue with stepping in against an individual that may have taken PEDs.  Yet, if Hunt were to leave, there’s no other fight organization that would have the resources to pay Hunt the way he is compensated in the UFC.

4 Responses to “Hunt wants half of Lesnar’s payout or else”

  1. tops E on July 16th, 2016 2:27 PM

    Good for hunt…hahahaha…

  2. Fight Fan on July 16th, 2016 5:08 PM

    Should be a policy that if you test positive after fight you don’t get your purse, you get minimum wage

  3. Diego on July 18th, 2016 4:37 AM

    Fight Fan – I love that. And let me add, your purse should go to your opponent.

    Right now, if you test positive and get fined, where does the money go? I think it goes to the commission, but I’m not sure. It’s Mark Hunt who had to lay under a mountain getting pounded in the head with lunch-pail fists, he should get the money, no the commission.

  4. Jason Cruz on July 18th, 2016 10:53 AM

    @Diego – Under UFC Anti-Doping policy $ goes back to the drug testing costs and/or further research.

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