The lead attorney of UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has alleged that the UFC comeback of Brock Lesnar fits into a larger pattern of selective enforcement of UFC anti-doping laws.

Hunt’s attorney Christina Denning remarked there is nothing deterring American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist Brock Lesnar from doping, getting $5 million-plus from pay-per-view and the purse, and just turning around to pay a nominal fraction of that when they have no desire to come back to the UFC, anyway. Christina added the avenue to punish Brock is there and it is just not being executed by the UFC, which is a problem, because this is what happens in every situation.

The lawsuit suit was filed in Nevada District Court against the UFC, its president Dana White, and Hunt’s former opponent and WWE star Brock Lesnar. It cites federal racketeering and fraud violations and alleges that the defendants affirmatively circumvented and obstructed fair competition for their own benefit, including being complicit in doping proliferation under the guise of advancing ‘the best anti-doping program in all of professional sports.’

Hunt’s attorney remarked her client wants to be compensated for Lesnar and the promotion’s alleged impropriety. Denning remarked we are not making any allegations as to which defendant is more responsible than the other and added we just want a bunch of money based on what the statutes allow us. Denning remarked there are punitive damages at issue here sufficient to punish the UFC, and the UFC has a lot of money.

Denning went on to remark that the jury is not going to award that much in damages if you are suing somebody for fraud and punitive damages, and they only make $100,000 a year but when you are the UFC and the jury sits and hears about how awful and how egregious the pattern of conduct was leading up to UFC 200 and going back to prior fights, knowing how much the UFC’s worth, they can award an amount sufficient to deter future conduct.

Denning added Lesnar conspired with the UFC to evade the rules and fight her client with an unfair advantage. The lead attorney said Lesnar essentially admitted he was in on the scheme when he previously remarked he had been negotiating with the UFC since this past March. Denning said Lesnar was coming from the WWE and on steroids and he could not sign up officially with the UFC in March, because he is going to be dumped into this program for doping and he is going to fail. The UFC was also criticized by Denning for granting Lesnar an exemption from a four-month testing window normally required for fighters coming out of retirement and contended that UFC and Lesnar were only looking for a big payout and did not want the anti-doping rules to get in the way. Denning said Lesnar talked about how big he is and how much money he would be going to make on this and added he purposely conspired to circumvent doping regulations.

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