As reported recently, Mark Hunt has confirmed he’s verbally agreed to fight Alistair Overeem next, but, he won’t sign anything until a PED clause is put in place.
ESPN reported on Tuesday that Hunt and Overeem have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 209 on March 4th. While speaking to his own site, Mark Hunt.TV, the feared slugger reported that he’s down to fight Overeem at the event. But, Hunt also said this:
“My clause will protect me in this instance and take the financial gain of the opponent of caught cheating, ” Hunt said.
“I will not fight without this clause. I’ve already fought 3 dopers in a row and I’m not going to fight again without security. All I want is a fair go and an even playing field.”
Most recently, Hunt took on Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 and lost via unanimous decision. After the bout, however, it was reported that Lesnar tested positive for an anti-estrogen agent. Hunt was outraged by the news, not only because Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance, but because the UFC had waived the four month testing requirement for returning fighters.
Hunt began campaigning for the UFC to give him Lesnar’s purse from the event. More recently he’s said he won’t fight, unless a clause is put in place, where if his opponent tests positive for PEDs, Hunt will receive additional compensation.
Will this happen? Hard to say. If the UFC does put the clause in place it certainly would be a ground breaking development.
Hunt and Overeem fought back in 2008 under the DREAM banner, and the latter won via first round, submission. Overeem is coming off a KO loss to champion Stipe Miocic in September.