Hunter, 32, tested positive for tamoxifen metabolite, boldenone metabolites, methandienone metabolites, drostanolone metabolite, and clenbuterol following an out-of-competition urine test ordered by USADA and conducted by one of its partner national anti-doping organizations, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, on August 11, 2016. These non-specified substances are prohibited at all times under the BCAC Anti-Doping Policy and the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, both of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List. On the WADA Prohibited List, tamoxifen is a substance in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators, while boldenone, methandienone, drostanolone, and clenbuterol are substances in the class of Anabolic Agents.
Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, the standard sanction for an anti-doping policy violation involving a non-specified substance is a two-year period of ineligibility.
Hunter’s two-year period of ineligibility began on August 26, 2016, the date on which he was provisionally suspended by USADA and determined to be in non-compliance with his BCAC signed declaration. In addition, Hunter has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to August 11, 2016, the date his positive sample was collected, including forfeiture of any title, ranking, purse or other compensation.
“By testing athletes and upholding anti-doping rules, as we’ve done in this case, the BCAC and USADA are helping to protect athlete safety and maintain the integrity of the sport,” said BCAC Commissioner Wayne Willows.
USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart further noted, “From day one, the goal of the UFC Anti-Doping Program has been to promote a clean Octagon and allow athletes to compete on a level playing field. Working with partners like the BCAC helps to ensure that goal becomes a reality.”
USADA conducts the year-round, independent anti-doping program for all UFC athletes. USADA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental agency whose sole mission is to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of clean athletes. The anti-doping program run by USADA for UFC athletes includes education, science and research, testing, and results management. Official UFC Anti-Doping Program information and athlete resources are available at UFC.USADA.org.