Testing positive for 5 banned substances, Hunter receives 2-year ban

October 28, 2016

The UFC debut for Canadian middleweight Adam Hunter will not happen as USADA and the British Columbia Athletic Commission (BCAC) announced on Friday that Hunter has received a two-year sanction after testing positive for 5 prohibited substances.

The 33-year-old fighter has accepted the punishment.  He was scheduled to debut at UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver but was pulled due to an out-of-competition sample on August 11, 2016.

USADA announced the banned substances were tamoxifen metabolite, boldenone metabolites, methandienone metabolites, drostanolone metabolite and clenbuterol.

Payout Perspective:

Notably, Hunter had six first-first-round stoppages prior to signing with the UFC.  Clearly, the stoppages may correlate with the positive tests.  Testing positive for 5 banned substances should garner the two-year suspension.  At 32, it appears that Hunter’s chance at the UFC may go away since he’ll be 34 when he may return and it’s not known how he will be without the substances.

2 Responses to “Testing positive for 5 banned substances, Hunter receives 2-year ban”

  1. Wil on October 30th, 2016 8:36 AM

    And another one bits the dust. Athletes performance dope to make up for a lack of true athletic talent. Some men are physically born with athletic talents….reflexes, stamina based on how well a body oxygenates the blood, bone structure, metabolism, etc etc etc….and some are not. They dope to be able to push their bodies more than they can naturally. We seem to see this a lot in UFC….

  2. d on October 30th, 2016 1:08 PM

    Great to see the UFC leading the way in testing among all sports leagues/promotions. They keep catching them. Only issue is USADA needs to be consistent with their suspensions. It would be nice to see other sports like boxing start to test properly.

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