On the eve of his fight at UFC On FOX 21, Adam Hunter has been pulled from the event due to a potential anti-doping violation.
Hunter had been scheduled to make his Octagon debut in a fight with Ryan Janes on the UFC Fight Pass section of tonight’s card after compiling a 7-1 record on the regional circuit, but the fight has now been cancelled.
The 32 year-old was flagged after an out-of-competition test taken on August 11th, but at this stage there’s no word on what he tested positive for.
Check out the UFC’s official statement on the matter below.
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Adam Hunter of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on August 11, 2016.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.
However, because Hunter was scheduled to compete against Ryan Janes this coming Saturday, August 27 in Vancouver, British Columbia, there is insufficient time for a full review before the scheduled bout and therefore the fight has been removed from the fight card.
Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”