Mark Hunt is seriously unhappy after a schedule change initiated by UFC president Dana White. Hunt was scheduled to fight heavyweight Marcin Tybura at UFC Sydney, but has since been replaced by Fabricio Werdum due to "medical concerns".
Hunt apparently disagreed with the decision, as he took to instagram with some choice unsavory words for Dana White, threatening to sue him over the news. The post has since been removed, but it spread like wildfire through the fighting community and continues to crop up in the news.
There's no doubt that fighting takes its toll on the competitors' bodies, and Mark Hunt has been plagued by health issues throughout his career that have negatively affected his performance and led to some serious concern for his well-being.
Mark Hunt spoke out in a passionate testimonial to Player's Voice (https://www.playersvoice.com.au/mark-hunt-if-i-die-fighting-thats-fine) saying that he will "probably end [his] life fighting"
He wrote about how he's fought his whole life to rise above his circumstances and how it had taken a serious toll on him as he became one of the most highly-paid fighters in the world, but "he feels that's destiny. This is what he's supposed to be doing and if he dies fighting, that's fine."
Recently, more information has come to light that suggests the UFC had concerns over Hunt's mental well-being - perhaps due to fighting related issues. Hunt denied these concerns, stating that he had been cleared by a specialist and that his removal was due to a lawsuit between himself and UFC Sydney.
Regardless of the situation, Mark Hunt remains removed from the upcoming fight and is still steaming. Whether concerns about his health are legitimate remains to be seen, but it's clear that Hunt won't be taking his removal sitting down.