It has been announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been flagged for a potential USADA violation:
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. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.
Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
Mir (18-11) suffered a walk-off KO loss against Mark Hunt in his last outing in March. We questioned if Mir should retire from fighting after the loss, and this situation could very well force that to happen if he’s not exonerated.
He was set to be an MMA analyst this weekend as we suggested in the retirement piece, but that isn’t happening either because of the potential violation.
Frank Mir was on FOX analyst duties for UFC this weekend. Now makes sense why he was replaced. Right when he gets another shot at that gig.
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) April 9, 2016
However, Frank Mir claims he is innocent.
Please read my statement regarding USADA test: https://t.co/mifI8iMLCd
— Frank Mir (@thefrankmir) April 9, 2016
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