Mark Hunt challenges Dana White and the Fertitta brothers to a UFC fight amid legal dispute

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Former UFC star Mark Hunt challenges Dana White and the Fertitta brothers to a fight in the Octagon after the New Zealander was told to pay £287,000 in attorney fees after losing legal dispute

  • UFC star Mark Hunt was told to pay £270,000 in attorney fees to UFC last March
  • Hunt filed a lawsuit in 2017 after his UFC 200 no-contest fight with Brock Lesnar
  • The New Zealander claimed the UFC knew of Lesnar’s doping before the fight
  • The whole claim was dismissed this year and Hunt wants to settle the dispute
  • Hunt has challenged Dana White and the Fertitta brothers to a fight in the ring


Former UFC star Mark Hunt has challenged president Dana White to a fight – along with the Fertitta brothers who helped run the discipline – as the New Zealander’s legal dispute with the MMA sport carries on. 

The former interim heavyweight title challenger was told to pay $388,235 (£287,313) in attorney fees to UFC after his claim that the fight organisation knew about Brock Lesnar’s use of a banned substance before his UFC 2000 fight was dismissed.

However, the 47-year-old has refused to back down in this legal dispute and wants to settle it in the Octagon against UFC supremo White along with former chief executive Lorenzo Fertitta and his brother Frank. 

Former MMA star Mark Hunt has been forced to pay £278,000 in attorney fees back to the UFC

Former MMA star Mark Hunt has been forced to pay £278,000 in attorney fees back to the UFC

Hunt wants to fight UFC president Dana White (second left) and the Fertitta brothers Frank (left) and Lorenzo (second right) to settle the dispute

Hunt wants to fight UFC president Dana White (second left) and the Fertitta brothers Frank (left) and Lorenzo (second right) to settle the dispute

White posted on Instagram: ‘Mark the super Samoan vs Dana the parasite white Lorenzo Fertita and frank fertita

‘5 rounds mma these losers frank Fertita Lorenzo Fertita has sucked the life out of so many fighters him and his scum friends -u win I drop the law suit-I win u pay every fighter u have ripped off since started now who would pay to see that’

White fought Lesnar in 2016 with the contest initially ending in an unanimous decision for the latter. But the result was changed to a non-contest after Lensar tested positive for clomiphene both before and after the fight. 

White took to Instagram to make his offer, claiming he will drop his lawsuit if he wins the fight

White took to Instagram to make his offer, claiming he will drop his lawsuit if he wins the fight

A year later, Hunt filed a lawsuit claiming that the UFC were aware that Lesnar was using the banned substance and should not have let him fight the New Zealander.

His claim read: ‘Without HUNT’s knowledge or consent, the UFC conspired and caused LESNAR, a doping fighter, to fight HUNT, a clean fighter, despite the fact that LESNAR used substances banned by the UFC, USADA and WADA. 

‘The substances, Clomiphene and 4-Hydroxyclomiphene, are known “Post Cycle Therapy” (“PCT”) substances believed to be used after a period of strength training with anabolic steroids or similar prohibited substances.’ 

Hunt (below) filed a lawsuit after his UFC 200 defeat to Brock Lesnar via unanimous decision

Hunt (below) filed a lawsuit after his UFC 200 defeat to Brock Lesnar via unanimous decision

Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance which led to a no-contest, but Hunt claims the UFC knew of the MMA star's doping

Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance which led to a no-contest, but Hunt claims the UFC knew of the MMA star’s doping

Most of White’s claim was dismissed in February 2019 in a Nevada court, but the dispute of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing ran on until November of that year.

A month later, UFC revealed they would be seeking the attorney fees back from White and that money was considered owed back to the organisation in March 2021.

It is not know whether White has paid back the money in full yet, but his latest offer to White and the Fertitta brothers shows he is not willing to drop this case lightly. 

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