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Mark Hunt on Jones vs. Lesnar: ‘I’m not gonna waste my money watching two cheaters fight’

Count Mark Hunt alongside Stefan Struve as UFC heavyweights less than enthralled by the idea of Jon Jones fighting Brock Lesnar.

Mark Hunt’s history with Brock Lesnar is hardly a secret at this point. The ‘Super Samoan’ fought the former UFC champion at UFC 200 in 2016, dropping a unanimous decision. Only to have the result overturned after Lesnar failed a pair of drug tests. Ever since, Hunt has been on a one-man crusade against what he sees as sub-standard enforcement of the UFC’s anti-doping regulations.

It’s no surprise then, that he wouldn’t be overly enthused by recent talk of Brock Lesnar making a comeback to MMA. Especially not to fight Jon Jones, who just returned from his own year long suspension, after failing a drug test for the same card and getting himself pulled from his fight.

In a recent interview for the Real Quick with Mike Swick podcast, Hunt gave his thoughts on the bout, with his usual amount of unfiltered candor (transcript via MMA Fighting).

“Look at these f**kers. You’ve got Jon Jones, for instance. That guy is the best, one of the best fighters in the world but he’s a cheater. . . Just like Brock Lesnar, you’re all a pack of frickin’ dog cheats, that’s all you are. Nothing else.

“So now the two f**king biggest cheaters in the world are going to fight! Oh f**k. . . I’m not gonna waste my money watching two cheaters fight. Why would I? They’re cheaters, in the end. That’s basically all they are. They should get nothing. I used to respect Jon Jones before this but I don’t respect him after this. When you get caught for doping, and he got caught for the same dope that Lesnar did, you shouldn’t - he’s not a martial artist, none of them are. They get no respect from me. None.

“I wouldn’t want to waste my f**king time watching that s**t.”

Of course, any talk of Lesnar/Jones at the moment is purely hypothetical. Lesnar is still under suspension from his UFC 200 fiasco, and it appears that rumors that he had re-entered USADA testing were, in fact, baseless. So a potential bout between the two men would still have several hoops to jump through before they set foot in a cage together. But, in a world where Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor gets made, anything feels possible.

Hunt last fought at UFC Auckland in June, defeating Derrick Lewis by 4th Round TKO. Most recently he’s been calling out Fabricio Werdum, for a rematch of their 2014 interim heavyweight title fight, which Werdum won by TKO.