Frank Mir Denies Using Banned Substances in Light of Violation Charge



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.

Frank Mir

2 hours ago

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.
Thank you,

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