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Mark Hunt’s Lawyer Could Amend Lawsuit Against UFC After Brock Lesnar’s Return

July 16, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with MMA Fighting, Mark Hunt’s attorney Christina Denning suggested that she may amend their lawsuit against the UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar now that Lesnar has returned to the company for a bout with Daniel Cormier. Hunt sued the company after his loss to Lesnar (eventually overturned) and Lesnar’s subsequent failed drug test. He sued for racketeering, fraud, battery, and civil conspiracy.

The original complaint read: “LESNAR, WHITE, and UFC, acted in concert as set forth fully above, to defraud HUNT and commit a battery against HUNT by a scheme to knowingly pit HUNT, a clean fighter, against LESNAR, a doping fighter, to the wrongful benefit of Defendants and to the detriment of HUNT,” reads Denning’s initial amended complaint, which was filed in June 2017. On information and belief, WHITE and UFC were intentionally delaying the announcement because LESNAR was using banned substances and needed additional time in order to circumvent testing procedures.

Here are highlights from the interview:

On if they will amend their lawsuit: “We debated whether or not to, while the motion to dismiss is pending, to alter the complaint again, to keep adding more facts regarding the way that the organization works and perhaps the unfairness of it. So, that’s something that we have not done yet, but we definitely [might] with all the buzz around [Lesnar] coming back.”

On waiting for a judge’s decision: “I kind of have a feeling that the judge has heard enough of our arguments and the complaint hasn’t changed a whole lot. So, there might be just an order that comes out some day soon that tells us what’s in and what’s out.”

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