Fabricio Werdum steps in for Mark Hunt at UFC Sydney

The veteran heavyweight was booked to fight Poland's Marcin Tybura (16-2) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney on November 19.

So when Hunt did an interview with Players Voice and started to complain of memory loss and slurred speech, the UFC chose to pull him from his upcoming UFC Sydney match-up against Marcin Tybura, something Hunt angrily responded to through a series of Instagram posts made from his official page.

While Hunt has fought twice since filing the lawsuit with bouts against Alistair Overeem and Derrick Lewis, he still believes this altercation stems from the pending litigation rather than concern over his health and well being. Promotion officials cited "medical concerns" as the reason following statements Hunt made to PlayersVoice.com.au recently where he admitted to having trouble with his memory and stated he had began to stutter and slur his words.

'My memory is not that good anymore'. "And spent $100,000 on camp", Hunt said.

Hunt later added two follow-up posts via Instagram, in which he insisted that he was misquoted in the Players Voice piece and that doctors cleared him to fight just two days ago. I'll forget something I did yesterday, but I can remember the s**t I did years and years ago. The 43 year-old feared slugger has gone 3-1, with 1 no contest, in his last five bouts (the no-contest was Hunt's aforementioned bout with Lesnar). Hunt is now also in a lawsuit with the UFC demanding compensation for damage he suffered against Lesnar who failed drug tests following their bout. That's just the price I've paid - the price of being a fighter. The former heavyweight champion had a drug testing rule for its U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) program waved by the UFC, so Lesnar could fight in the octagon on short notice.

'The truth is the legal case I have filed has caused me to be withdrawn.

"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 interview has been taken out of context and want to reassure all my fans, I slur my words only when I have a drink I'm fit and healthy, and would have understood if the UFC requested a medical to ensure my safety, however this is total bull**it f**k you Dana, you've always hated me you dog".



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