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Mark Hunt up in arms over controversial story about 'Bigfoot' Silva's TRT use

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According to a Dec. 17 report from MMA Junkie, Mark Hunt will be getting Antonio Silva's $50,000 bonus from UFC Fight Night 33, since "Bigfoot" tested positive for elevated testosterone.

“I haven’t heard anything,” Hunt said, before saying “Hell yeah.”

Hunt apparently hadn't heard about Silva's positive test results, and MMA Junkie reporter Steven Marrocco was the one to break the news to him.

“S–t, I need to get on some of this s–t. F–k, I don’t know how these guys are doing this s–t. I should get some of that s–t, too," Hunt said of TRT. “That’s news to me. I haven’t heard anything of it. I don’t know what to say, honestly. I don’t know what it is, but kudos to me for the bonus, eh?”

Shortly after the MMA Junkie story broke, a new twist to the tale emerged.

Hunt is apparently up in arms over the story because he says MMA Junkie's reporter woke him up in the middle of the night, and also didn't tell him he was recording their phone conversation.

"I get woken up by a reporter he tells me all sorts of rubbish about the fight.u as*hole reporter don't ever ring me again I didn't know u was recording a interview.u better lose my phone number u Steven marrocco from mma junkie don't Eva ring me again and pull that bullcrap u never said it was a interview," Hunt tweeted in response to the story.

There's two ways to look at this issue: One would be to feel for Hunt for being misled by a reporter who didn't tell him their conversation was being recorded for an article.

On the other hand, it seems pretty obvious that the MMA Junkie reporter in question was calling Hunt for comment for a story. Unless they are close friends, it should go unsaid that Hunt's comments would be "on the record."

Hunt (9-8-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) fought Silva (18-5-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) to a draw at the Dec. 7 UFC event in Brisbane, Australia.

It was a blood, entertaining affair that elevated the profile of both fighters. UFC President Dana White even said following the fight that he would buy both of them an island.


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