Mark Hunt off UFC Sydney; replaced by Fabricio Werdum

Cheryl Sanders
October 13, 2017

MARK HUNT has launched a foul-mouthed assault on Dana White after being dropped from UFC Sydney, as the fighter reveals he slurs words and struggles with his memory.

"Dana White u [sic] peice of shit motherf**er why u fuckers pull me from the fight u getting another lawsuit u f***wit u can kiss my ass u bald headed prick u put that chicken shit bitch in get fucked co*****er", Hunt's first post read.

To add insult to injury, Hunt has been replaced by Brazilian former heavyweight world champion, Fabricio Wedrum.

Tybura, 31, is on a three-fight win streak, decisioning Andrei Arlovski in his last bout at UFC Fight Night 111 in June.

Mark Hunt has been pulled from UFC Sydney's main event just over a month out from the show. It is the fifth UFC event for the city.

Hunt is already locked in a legal battle with the promotion over the circumstances surrounding his fight at UFC 200, when he lost to Brock Lesnar.

After being removed from the fight, Hunt took to his Instagram account, where he stated that he was misquoted in the interview and claimed that the UFC was punishing him for a lawsuit that he is now pursuing in relation to his contract and having to compete against fighters that had been caught using performance-enhancing drugs.

"Sometimes I don't sleep well".

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

"I never hated Mark Hunt", said White.

Hunt was set to headline UFC Fight Night 121 against Marcin Tybura. MMAjunkie reports that the company cited an article Hunt wrote in titled "If I die fighting, that's fine", in which Hunt said he's begun stuttering and slurring his words.

'My memory is not that good anymore'. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010.

Hunt's relationship with the UFC has been strained in recent times as a result of the failed out-of-competition drug test taken by his UFC 200 opponent Brock Lesnar, following his mauling at the hands of the WWE superstar a year ago.

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