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Mark Hunt claims recent health-related comments were taken out of context

Mark Hunt claims recent health-related comments were taken out of context

Earlier this week, we learned that UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt had been [pulled from his UFC Sydney headlining bout with Marcin Tybura, and replaced my Fabricio Werdum](https://www.bjpenn…

“FOLLOWING A RECENT FIRST-PERSON ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY UFC HEAVYWEIGHT MARK HUNT, UFC HAS TAKEN THE PRECAUTIONARY STEPS OF REMOVING HUNT FROM A PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BOUT IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA,” A STATEMENT ISSUED TO NEWS.COM.AU SAID. “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 ORGANIZATION AND IT WOULD NEVER KNOWINGLY SCHEDULE AN ATHLETE COMPLAINING OF HEALTH ISSUES FOR A FIGHT. THE ORGANIZATION WILL REQUIRE THAT HUNT UNDERGO FURTHER TESTING AND EVALUATIONS PRIOR TO COMPETING IN ANY FUTURE UFC BOUT.”

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