Brock Lesnar’s opponent at UFC 200, Mark Hunt, told FOX Sports Australian that he thinks Lesnar is “juiced to the gills” and doesn’t think it’s fair that he was granted an exemption from some of the drug testing performed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
The UFC applied an exception to their anti-doping rules, saying that Lesnar could not have been tested by USADA since the deal for the fight was signed last week, just over a month before their scheduled fight. A four month notice is usually required.
“I don’t think anyone should be exempt from testing. If they’re trying to clean the sport up this is a bad way to do it. I don’t care who you are. It’s ridiculous,” Hunt said. He also voiced his opinion to the UFC and its President, Dana White. Hunt was told that Lesnar is eventually getting tested and a statement issued by the UFC to the media said that Lesnar is being treated as if he’s a new UFC fighter since he’s been out for a long time.
Despite thinking that Lesnar is all juiced up, Hunt vows to knock him out anyway. “I love competition but I just don’t think it’s fair. I mean, I don’t think it’s an even playing field. But it doesn’t mean you’re not going to get knocked out. Frank Mir was juicing and he got knocked out. The same thing’s going to happen with Brock Lesnar.”
Hunt continued to air his frustration when asked if he will be able to make weight with just one month to go. He said he shouldn’t kill himself trying to make weight since Lesnar is getting exempted from doping tests. “I should get an exemption as well but I’m a professional. I’ve got to make weight. It just annoys me. It sucks that Mr Superstar has to get away with it, get an exemption, and everyone else has to walk the straight line.”
The UFC heavyweight is confident that he will outlast Lesnar, saying that the former WWE and UFC champ will get tired and then he will knock him out. According to online betting, Hunt is the favorite to win this match with Lesnar coming in as the underdog.