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Mark Hunt on Brock Lesnar: 'I think he's juiced to the gills'

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Mark Hunt doesn't mince words.

Speaking with Fox Sports Australia, Hunt discussed his UFC 200 opponent, Brock Lesnar – and his sentiments were none too complimentary.

"I think he’s juiced to the gills — and I still think I’m going to knock him out," Hunt said.

Normally, an athlete entering the UFC ranks needs to give four months notice to assimilate to the company's anti-doping program. Lesnar, who will fight July 9, was not able to give a heads-up four months in advance of his contest due to the short-notice nature of his return.

The UFC, however, exercised an exemption, allowing Lesnar to compete despite the one-month notice.

To Hunt, the exemption is unfair.

"I don’t think that’s fair. I think it’s load of bulls***, I think it’s rubbish," Hunt said. "I don’t think anyone should be exempt from testing. If they’re trying to clean the sport up — mixed martial arts — this is a bad way to do it. I don’t care who you are. It’s ridiculous."

Hunt wasn't just airing his grievances to reporters, though. According to the 42-year-old-heavyweight, UFC President Dana White is well aware of his feelings, too.

"I’ve already voiced my opinion to Dana about it but apparently he (Lesnar) has been getting tested but he’s probably been off a couple of cycles anyway," Hunt said.

In the end, the situation only makes the end result sweeter for Hunt. The opportunity to knock out Lesnar – especially a Lesnar he feels is leveraging an unfair advantage – is a treat of the highest order.

"I love competition but I just don’t think it’s fair," Hunt said. "I mean, I don’t think it’s an even playing field. But it doesn’t mean you’re not going to get knocked out. Frank Mir was juicing and he got knocked out.

"The same thing's going to happen with Brock Lesnar."