In an explosive interview Monday on The MMA Hour, Hunt unloaded on both the UFC and Lesnar, criticizing the UFC for allowing Lesnar to fight Hunt at UFC 200 despite the WWE superstar failing two drug tests ahead of UFC 200.
Both test results were handled by USADA and came back positive for the anti-estrogen agent hydroxy-clomiphene in the days after Lesnar handed Hunt a one-sided decision loss at the bicentennial event.
"Before the fight I was assuming he was cheating," Hunt said. "Look at him. There's no way that guy makes 265 pounds. That guy is a gimp, he's sticking needles in his ass like the rest of these cheaters. And the thing about that is, he's sitting here saying ‘this is a fair place.' Well, it's not fair. These guys are cheating and they should be in court for it. (They should) lose all of their money if they're cheating, because if I die in there, who's going to look after my family.
"That's corrupt sh*t, man. These motherf*ckers should be penalized hard. Dirty, scummy, cheating scum. That's how that monkey won his world title. He didn't do it by doing it clean. He did it by cheating, just like the rest of these cheaters."
On Monday, Hunt said that the UFC had yet to contact him about the Lesnar situation and urged the UFC to take action.
Hunt pointed out that Lesnar's failure marked the third time he fought an opponent in the UFC only for that opponent to fail a subsequent fight-related drug test. Hunt encountered similar situations with his 2013 draw against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and his victory over Frank Mir this past March.
Hunt said that he was glad, in a way, to have lost to Lesnar, because a win would've given him the ability to gloss over the problem, just as he had with Silva and Mir.
"The best outcome is if the company that I work for says, ‘you've been cheating, you lose all of your [fight earnings], and since it was cheating, you get fined. You get sued and you get a fine. You're going to straight to court, criminal court, because what you've done is an offense.' That's what I want done," Hunt said. "So that these guys who are cheating don't have more incentive to do it, because they do it for financial gain. If you take all of that away, they get nothing.
"Make them banned for five or 10 years. There goes your career. Five, 10 years, you have no career left and not only that, you lose all of your money. You're done as a fighter. That'll stop you from doing it. That's what I want to see done. I won't be a part of any company who says ‘we don't mind you cheating or doing this or that,' otherwise then every monkey will be [cheating]."
Hunt went on to wonder aloud whether the UFC's decision to grant Lesnar an exemption to the four-month testing window required of returning fighters meant there was more going on with UFC 200 than met the eye.
"What upsets me about that is, I'm just thinking maybe they knew," Hunt said. "Did they know about this? Is that why they're not doing anything about it? Did they give this f*cking fool an exemption for four months because they knew about this? Because surely if they knew about this, they don't give a rat's about any of us. ‘Hey man, we'll let this juiced up freaking money go in here and then go and fight with this guy.' I mean, shucks, people say you should have a rematch with him. I wouldn't want to waste my time with that. He's rubbish. And they say ‘he beat you up.' If he didn't stick a needle in his ass, then maybe it would be different.
"If you've got a big needle in your ass then you must be really scared of losing. I think this is a time that a union needs to be formed. All of these fighters need to get together, because we're sending the wrong message. The message we're sending out to all of these people who are watching this sport, aw man, you can get away with f*cking anything. To make it in the UFC, you stick a needle in your ass, end up getting millions of dollars if you make it to the top. That's easy. Better that, give you an exemption for four months, and not only that, they'll give you your own press conference. That fool had his own press conference and made everyone wait for his own press conference. What a joke."
When reached for comment, a UFC official told MMA Fighting that UFC Vice President of Athlete Health & Performance Jeff Novitzky had a "lengthy conversation" with Hunt on Monday afternoon to address Hunt's concerns with Lesnar's potential anti-doping violation, as well as the results management process related to the case. The official said the organization would continue to keep Hunt updated on the process when information is available.
Through a spokesperson, the UFC also "adamantly denied" any claims that the organization knew of a positive test prior to Hunt's bout against Lesnar on July 9.
Regardless, Hunt echoed statements he made last week, repeatedly calling for the development of a fighter's association and stating that he was willing to take legal action if nothing is done to make the situation right. Hunt also added that he will take his talents elsewhere unless the UFC takes action.
"I'll go and work somewhere else," Hunt said. "Like I said, I don't give a sh*t. If we've got to sue their asses, well then f*ck you, you're going to get sued. You scummy c*nts. The problem is everyone these days, ‘man, I want to get into the UFC.' F*ck the UFC. You're sh*t. You motherf*ckers don't look after nobody.
"We'll let this f*cking white piece of sh*t f*cking stick needles in his ass and say, ‘oh, he's going to take us all the way to the f*cking bank.' Let's give him f*cking millions of dollars and not worry about this motherf*cker. You know what? F*ck that and f*ck your sh*t company. Look at that for a contract. You can sue me on that, motherf*ckers.
"People are scared for years because the company is going to get them," Hunt added. "Well, f*ck the company. They don't give a sh*t about you or anyone else. If I walk away now, I don't care. I walk away knowing that I haven't cheated to get in this spot. I can keep my head [up] and say, you know, I might have to make a lot of different sacrifices to change the way things are, but so be it. That's fine. At least I knew that I went to the top and all you find at the top are dirty f*cking scummy cheaters, and a company that's going to help them do it.
"I'll be comfortable with that. There's no way I even worry about that. You get told that it's a clean sport, and people are testing, they're doing this and that, that's fine you're doing all that testing, but what penalties are these monkeys giving them? You're not giving no penalties at all. USADA, f*cking NASA, whatever the f*ck they are, what penalties are they giving them? Nothing. They're just saying, ‘oh hey, we caught this guy cheating and he has to give us all this money.' Why the f*ck should you get it? Why should they get that sh*t? They're not the ones who lost. They're not the ones who had their brand go down. I didn't say anything when I beat the other two guys who I fought who were cheating, and probably the rest of the other cheaters that I fought, but at the end of the day, enough is enough."