Frank Mir may be running out of options.
The former UFC heavyweight is presently caught in limbo after testing positive in an in-competition drug test conducted by USADA in March. On Friday, Mir revealed that the results of his ‘B’ sample were tested as well, and they too came back positive.
“I went through the process just to see if maybe something happened with testing procedure,” Mir said on his Phone Booth Fighting podcast. “But they re-tested the ‘B’ sample and it came back with the same results, as far as having trace metabolites.”
Mir, 36, tested positive for oral turinabol metabolites in an USADA drug test stemming from Mir’s fight on March 19 against Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia, which Mir lost via first-round knockout. Oral turinabol is commonly classified as an anabolic steroid.
Mir has denied knowingly taking the drug since the results of the test were first announced. He stated on Friday that he expected his ‘B’ sample to come back with the same results as his ‘A’ sample, but reiterated his frustration in not knowing how the substance found its way into his system.
Mir questioned in April if his positive test could be the result of tainted kangaroo meat he consumed in Australia. He broached the topic again on Friday, pointing to the recent case of Houston Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown, who recently tested positive for a banned substance as the result of tainted beef he consumed in Mexico.
Mir said research has shown him that the kangaroo meat industry is not regulated in the same way as others in Australia, but doesn’t believe he has the resources to be able to explore the idea any further by himself.
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