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Mark Hunt felt like he had to accept Alistair Overeem fight or ‘let my family starve’

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Mark Hunt was trying to fight the UFC for further protections in his contract. But he felt like he had no choice but accept a fight without those protections.

Hunt will face Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas, it was announced last month. Originally, Hunt said he would only take the fight if the UFC wrote new provisions in his contract about an opponent caught doping. But “The Super Samoan” told “Stuff” in his native New Zealand that he had to take the bout without them for financial reasons.

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Post #1   1/5/17 3:38:57PM   

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that really blows, I think he has every right to have that clause put into any contract. especially with the track record of his past and future opponents. Like he said it is harsh enough with out these clowns juicing.

Post #2   1/5/17 4:08:46PM   

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From the article:

Lesnar still walked away with 10s of millions of dollars, despite the fine, at UFC 200. Hunt has also faced Frank Mir and Antonio Silva, both of whom test positive following those bouts.

“I didn't even think the [Nevada commission] penalty was harsh enough,” Hunt told “Stuff.” “He got a $250,000 fine but he made about $2 million bucks so how did it actually affect him?
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I'm confused, is it "10s" of millions or $2 million?

Either way, it sounds like a great idea, and a financial motivator, to surrender part of your purse if you test positive. Not sure how to do that if the results come back after-the-fact.

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I feel for Hunt but I think people who really think that clause was a realistic possibility really don't understand the precedents that sets for all contracts. So there is a possibility od people really fighting for free (even if there was legitimately tainted supplements; think Tim means. Who really thinks that guy juiced?)

Plus I have a hard time feeling too bad for Hunt since he still took the fight with Lesner when everyone knew he was cheating and even if they waived his 4 month USADA clause he could have stood up and dropped from the fight cause they waived the 4 month rule. He didn't drop out though because he wanted the big UFC 200 paycheck/ marque fight. Just hard to feel TOO bad for him

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If he can get to Overeem quickly he can pull this out but you know after getting KOd again Allistair will be looking for that takedown like last time.

Hope Hunt puts him to sleep tho.

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That is kind of hard to believe, if it is true then I wonder how he manages his money.

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It's sad that his family lives in abject poverty.

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Posted by jae_1833

That is kind of hard to believe, if it is true then I wonder how he manages his money.



it's a metaphor..but Hunt did turn down 2 fights already, which basically isn't making money, everybody needs to make money..Imma laugh so hard and SMDH if Overeem gets popped after the fight for juice..here we go again LOL

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Yeah let your family starve over the 800k you made last fight fat boy.

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Posted by jae_1833

That is kind of hard to believe, if it is true then I wonder how he manages his money.



I agree 100%. I fully understand how much it can cost to have a good fight camp but if you look at the paydays Hunt has had through the last few years even.....I seriously doubt that he ever has to fight again for financial purposes. "Let my family starve"????? I think two things are going on here......Hunt is exaggerating in a absurdly fantastical manner and.....I bet he owns a couple million dollars worth of property of various kinds and his monthly expenditures and bills etc are about what I spend in a year or two. I like Hunt but the "let my family starve" comment is a *%$@#^! joke. Hunt got paid $700,000 for UFC 200. That's just one fight. I could live on that for the rest of my life. When wealthy people cry poverty. PFT

Post #10   1/11/17 12:47:37AM