After his loss to Mark Hunt at UFC Brisbane, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir suffered another blow to his fight reputation. Mir was flagged for a possible USDA violation over testing positive for a banned substance. No news yet on which substance it was, but the policy states that there is a 2-year ban for first time offenders.
The UFC made an official comment on April 8.
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Frank Mir of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected the day of his fight on March 20, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Mir.”
Mir in a Facebook post on the same day, denied the charges.
To all my fans and supporters,
I recently have been notified by usada that the test I took on the night of the fight came back positive for a substance that I did not take. I don’t know how that is possible as I did not take any performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) to compete. I have never tested positive for a banned substance since joining the UFC and becoming a 2x champion. I ask all of you to hold judgement against me until all the facts have been revealed.