UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt accused the UFC, Dana White, and Brock Lesnar of racketeering, fraud, breach of contract, and other charges in a lawsuit filed in Nevada federal court yesterday. The lawsuit seeks millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.
Brock Lesnar has been flagged by USADA for a doping violation related to a sample taken June 28, less than two weeks before the UFC and WWE star defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200.
All the old knocks still apply. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a corrupt, exploitative brand in a corrupt, exploitative sport. It functions in large part to enrich the egos and bank accounts of people lacking for neither, and it does so belligerently. At the moment it’s a business that may or may not be for sale
Wednesday night, we all learned that the UFC 200 main event, a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, was off because Jones had failed a drug test. Less than an hour before the news broke widely, Cormier had to be told.
Bruce Buffer, the octagon announcer for the UFC, was made to get on a stage and lip sync at some event related to UFC 200 in Las Vegas last night. Things went poorly, not only for Bruce’s pride, but for his physical health.
Jon Jones will miss this weekend’s UFC 200, where he was supposed to fight a rematch against Daniel Cormier in the main event, for a doping violation. The headliner of one of the UFC’s biggest cards of all time is now gone after he apparently failed a test three weeks ago.