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Adam Hunter has 2017 results disqualified by USADA for competing while ineligible

Canadian middleweight fighter Adam Hunter (7-2-0), who is currently serving a two year suspension for a failed August 2016 drug test, has accepted the disqualification of his results from the 2017 Ontario Provincial Muay Thai Championships by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Hunter, 34, who was not supposed to be competing while suspended, competed in the Ontario Muay Thai Championships in June 2017, winning a silver medal.

In a press release, USADA noted that “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.”

Hunter was eligible to return to active competition on August 28. He recently competed at TKO 44 on Sept. 21, losing by TKO to Marc-Andre Barriault.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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