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MMA prospect “Superman” faces nine-month suspension for cocaine!



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South African MMA fighter Chad Hanekom. Photo via instagram (@chad_superman)

South African MMA fighter Chad “Superman” Hanekom will be out of competition for a while.

Hanekom tested positive for cocaine near his unanimous decision loss to Dylan Budka on Dana White’s Contender Series back on September 5.

“Superman” will now serve a nine-month drug-test suspension issued by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He can return to competition after June 6, 2024.

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Chad Hanekom competed in BRAVE CF

Prior to Dana White’s Contender Series, “Superman” fought seven fights in BRAVE CF, winning five.

The loss to Dylan Budka at DWSC snapped a three-fight winning streak for Chad Hanekom.

The 33-year-old represents Fight Fit Militia in Sunninghill, South Africa. All and all he’s 9-3 as a pro MMA fighter, with eight wins coming via stoppage.

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