UFC Releases Statement On Recent Removal Of Mark Hunt From UFC Sydney Main Event

In a shocking move by the UFC, last night they announced that Fabricio Werdum was stepping in for Mark Hunt in the UFC Sydney main event.

The news came as a surprise to Mark Hunt, who took to his Instagram repeatedly to cuss out Dana White for what he called a personal attack due to their existing legal matters.

The UFC, remaining firm in their stance, said Hunt was to blame for the fight’s cancellation, and in a new statement they echoed that sentiment.

Here’s the UFC’s official statement on Mark Hunt’s removal:

“Following a recent first-person article published by heavyweight Mark Hunt, the UFC has taken the precautionary steps of removing Hunt from a previously announced bout in Sydney, Australia.

“The health-related statements made by Hunt in the article represent the first time UFC was made aware of these claims.

“Athlete health and safety is of the utmost importance to the organisation and it would never knowingly schedule an athlete complaining of health issues for a fight. The organisation will require that Hunt undergo further testing and evaluations prior to competing in any future UFC bout.”