Frank Mir Responds To Potential USADA Failed Drug Test

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir has been flagged for a potential anti-doping violation in a test taken the day of his fight with Mark Hunt in Brisbane, Australia last month at UFC Fight Night 85.

The UFC revealed the news in a statement on Friday night.

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, who was knocked out by Hunt in that main event fight in Brisbane, will have an opportunity to address the alleged violation, have his b-sample tested, and/or appeal whatever sanction is imposed.

Mir posted a response online:

“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,” Mir’s statement read. “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 [two time] champion. I ask all of you to hold judgment against me until all the facts have been revealed.”

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