Mark Hunt off UFC Sydney; replaced by Fabricio Werdum

Mark Hunt

Mark Hunt

The UFC has pulled Mark Hunt from his November scheduled main event bout against Marcin Tybura in Sydney.

Since the contentious Players Voice piece was released, the cult heavyweight has seen two Australian brain specialists who, he insists, have declared him fit to fight.

"My body is f**ked but my mind is still here", Hunt said. "I've still got my senses about me and I know what's right and wrong, which is the main thing".

"Sometimes I don't sleep well", wrote the fighter, now 43.

In the article, Hunt (13-11) said he struggled with memory loss and had started to stutter and slur his words. My memory is not that good anymore. "I'll forget something I did yesterday but I can remember the s-- I did years and years ago".

Yet given the serious nature of his claims, UFC president Dana White now wants Hunt flown Stateside to be assessed by his fight company's own physician.

However, the "Super Samoan" reacted angrily to the news that the UFC has made a decision to withdraw him from his 16th fight under the organisation's umbrella.

Hunt is accusing the UFC of allowing Lesnar to compete despite his allegation that they were aware the former heavyweight champion was using performance-enhancing drugs.

White, in a Thursday comment to TMZ Sports, denied Hunt's accusations, claiming that he and the UFC were only acting in Hunt's best interests. "UFC mentioned they didn't feel comfortable because of the statements he made still and would like more tests done so Mark wasn't able to go forward with the fight in Sydney, unfortunately".

"Listen, sometimes you gotta protect these guys from themselves and that's what we're looking into right now".

"However this is total bulls**t f**k you Dana, you've always hated me you dog". I never hated Mark Hunt.

"I don't expect an apology at all, no". His place will be taken by former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, who'll be making a swift return to action following his win against Walt Harris last weekend.

The decision could have something to do with an article Hunt wrote for Playersvoice.com, in which he laid out his health problems, and discussed other hot topics such as doping and fighter pay.

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