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Frank Mir has been notified of potential USADA violation

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Former heavyweight champion Frank Mir is the latest competitor to come up on the wrong end of the ongoing battle against doping in the UFC. The following statement was just released by UFC officials moments ago:

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 was knocked out by Mark Hunt just over 3 minutes into their headlining affair at UFC Fight Night 85. His 2-6 record over his last 8 fights and 8 career defeats via KO/TKO had many calling for Mir to hang up his gloves after his latest defeat. He currently shares the record for most career UFC fights with Tito Ortiz at 27.

Mir has been pulled from his analyst duties this weekend for the UFC’s first visit to Croatia (UFC Fight Night 86 ‘Dos Santos vs. Rothwell’) due to this development.

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