Oh boy. It now seems that Frank Mir has become the latest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter to get popped for a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation stemming back to his UFC Fight Night 85 bout with Mark Hunt.
The UFC released a statement Friday detailing the extent of the allegation and it went a little bit like this:
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.
Obviously this is not good news for the 36-year-old veteran if he’s held to the standard two-year suspension that comes with a first offense. The fact that Mir lost to Hunt via first-round knockout and is currently experiencing a two-fight skid in a division that waits for no one adds insult to injury.
However, in Mir’s defense, the substance that spiked a positive test result has not be released as of yet. And considering UFC Middleweight Yoel Romero recently struck a deal with the USADA to lower his suspension to just six months, the Las Vegas native may have some hope.
But if Mir is in fact suspended for the full two years, it may officially end one of the greatest Heavyweight careers in ….View full article
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