Mark Hunt has branded talk of drugs cheat Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC as a “joke”.
Speculation over WWE star and former UFC heavyweight champion Lesnar returning to mixed martial arts has grown over the last fortnight.
Both UFC president Dana White and light heavyweight contender Jon Jones denied they had held any talks with Lesnar at the UFC 214 press conference this week, yet the 40-year-old claimed he would face Jones “anytime, anywhere”.
"I'd fight Lesnar in a heartbeat!"
Jon Jones would relish a super fight with Brock Lesnar! ???
— #UFC214 (@btsportufc) July 26, 2017
However, Lesnar failed multiple drugs tests prior to his last UFC bout against Hunt 12 months ago and he would still need to serve part of his suspension, as well as re-entering the testing pool.
If Lesnar is given the go-ahead to return to the Octagon though, Hunt believes it makes a mockery of the UFC’s policy on banned substances.
"That's why we're going to court, because of people like this coming in and cheating," said Hunt, who has filed a civil lawsuit against the UFC.
"I won't be surprised whatever they do, look what's happened so far.
"It's just a joke these days with cheaters all over the place.
"It's the best cheater that gets away with it wins and that's the worst thing about this whole scenario."