UFC Fighter Competes While Under USADA Suspension, Gets Disqualified

UFC middleweight Adam Hunter was dealt a two-year suspension back in Oct. 2016 following a failed drug test. Now it would appear that the talented mixed martial artist has been disqualified from a recent Muay Thai bout due to the matter.

As part of his suspension, Adam Hunter is not allowed to compete. However, the fighter competed at the 2017 Ontario Provincial Muay Thai Championships. Now USADA has come forward to reveal that the fighter’s bout has been overturned to a loss via disqualification due to the suspension.

Check out USADA’s full statement down below.

USADA announced today that Adam Hunter, of New Brunswick, Canada, has had his results disqualified for competing while serving a period of ineligibility under the UFC® Anti-Doping Program.

Hunter, 34, initially accepted a two-year period of ineligibility and loss of results in October of 2016 by USADA and the British Columbia Athletic Commission after a sample he provided during an out-of-competition test on August 11, 2016, tested positive for a tamoxifen metabolite, boldenone metabolites, methandienone metabolites, a drostanolone metabolite, and clenbuterol.

Despite signing an Acceptance of Sanction form, Hunter went on to compete in the 2017 Ontario Provincial Muay Thai Championships on June 10, 2017, thereby violating the terms of his sanction. Upon investigating the circumstances of the violation, USADA concluded that Hunter was operating under the mistaken belief that his participation in the event would not be a violation of the terms of his sanction.

After fully considering the circumstances that resulted in his participation in the Ontario Provincial Muay Thai Championships, USADA concluded that Hunter’s level of fault in this matter was low and that an additional period of ineligibility was not warranted. Per the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, however, Hunter’s results from the event have been disqualified.

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