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Mark Hunt blasts Dana White after removal from UFC Sydney

Mark Hunt blasts Dana White after removal from UFC Sydney

The MMA world has been hit with quite a jolt, as the UFC has announced that Mark Hunt will no longer fight Marcin Tybura at its November 19th card in Sydney, Australia.

Hunt chose to take to Instagram to comment on the news and obviously, it didn't sit well with him.

Hunt was ultimately replaced by Fabricio Werdum (22-7-1 MMA, 10-4 UFC), who now faces Marcin Tybura (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the night's headlining contest. The main card will air on FOX Sports 1 while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 and the promotion's streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

However, UFC officials have opted to withdraw him from the event in the interests of fighter safety after the publication of an article which details his struggles with fight-related health issues. Lesnar was able to compete because the results of the failed test were not available before the fight.

If you recall, Hunt recently wrote a passionate testimonial for the Players Voice, and he detailed some of the health problems that have been plaguing him due to his nearly 20 years of professional MMA and kickboxing.

Prior to the bout, Hunt had said he knew Lesnar would come into the fight 'juiced to the gills, ' but then reacted rather surprised when it was found that he actually was to the point of suing him and his employer. The story was titled "If I Die Fighting, That's Fine".

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I used to be a little bit naïve. I feel that's destiny.

'Sometimes I don't sleep well.

"The interview has been taken out of context and want to reassure all my fans, I slur my words only when I have a drink I'm fit and healthy, and would have understood if the UFC requested a medical to ensure my safety, however this is total bull**it f**k you Dana, you've always hated me you dog". My memory is not that good anymore.

'[I] forget something I did yesterday but I can remember the sh*t I did years and years ago, ' he wrote.

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. "But I've fought a lot of drug cheats and copped a lot of punishment from guys who were cheating and that's not right".