SATURDAY NEWS DIGEST 6/3: Hunt lawsuit survives, Cyborg update, UFC veterans in Russia, Rashad’s next fight

By Cole Henry, MMATorch contributor

Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt (photo credit Joshua Dahl © USA Today Sports)

Mark Hunt lawsuit survives motion for dismissal

Mark Hunt’s lawsuit against the UFC will live to see another day. Hunts attorney filed an amended complaint, saying that the UFC knew Lesnar was on PEDs, and allowed him to fight anyway. He is basically alleging a conspiracy, and claims that the UFC committed fraud, battery and racketeering.

UFC veterans see action in Russia

When it was announced that Nikita Krylov was no longer under a UFC contract, the news was met with surprise. But after his first performance outside of the UFC, it’s safe to say that he probably has no regrets. The lanky light heavyweight made his Fight Nights Global debut, and submitted Stjepan Bekavac with a guillotine choke in just under a minute.

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, fought for the Russian promotion for the second time, but did not find the same success. Silva was stopped by Vitaly Minakov in the second round. Minakov improved to 20-0, while Silva fell to 19-12. Silva has won just one of his last 10 fights.


-Rashad Evans vs. Sam Alvey announced for UFC Fight Night: Mexico event

-Dana White has announced that Cris Cyborg will return at UFC 214, but did not name an opponent. Megan Anderson, her rumored opponent, has been booked, so we will have to wait and see who they can find.

In a TMZ story, Chael Sonnen – a supporter of President Donald Trump – has implored the President to accept Kathy Griffin’s apology for the high-profile controversial photograph, saying it would be a “really cool move.” He said her attempt at a high-profile stunt failed and backfired, but she deserves credit for her apology.

NOW CHECK OUT YESTERDAY’S ARTICLE: FRIDAY NEWS DIGEST 6/2: Dana White gets snippy as he says GSP vs. Bisping won’t happen, Liddell update (w/Analysis)

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