Saturday, November 27, 2021

UFC Issues Statement On Adam Hunter/USADA, Pulling Him From UFC On FOX 21 Bout

Adam Hunter has been flagged by USADA for a potential Anti-Doping violation and as a result, has been pulled from his scheduled fight this weekend.

Hunter, who was scheduled to compete against Ryan Janes at Saturday’s event in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, was forced off the show due to the situation.

It was noted that Janes, who will no longer have a fight this weekend, will still be compensated by the UFC in the form of his “show purse,” which is usually designed to be half of the total purse you can earn with a win.

UFC released the following statement on Adam Hunter via their official website at

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.

“UFC will compensate Ryan Janes with his show money for the cancelled bout, and will work to rebook Janes for a new bout in the near future.”

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