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Frank Mir possible anti-doping policy violation

<p><a href="http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-statement-on-frank-mir-april-8-2016">Frank Mir is the most recent to get popped</a> by USADA for a possible anti-doping policy violation following his bout at UFC Fight Night 85 against Mark Hunt.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On Friday, USADA informed Mir of his potential violation after testing positive for metabolites of oral turinabol in an in-competition drug test. Mir, who is now at risk of facing a two-year suspension, released a statement on the issue and denies taking any performance-enhancing drugs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mir discussed the failed drug test on his <a href="http://phoneboothfighting.com/"><em>Phone Booth Fighting</em></a> podcast.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;I don&#39;t have a guilty conscience,&quot; Mir said. &quot;I really didn&#39;t do anything. I&#39;ve competed for 15 years. I&#39;ve passed every drug test they put in front of me. ... I&#39;ve never taken PEDs. I don&#39;t take them. I don&#39;t need them. I&#39;ve been a pretty big guy my whole life.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mir is not the first to deny allegations of taking PEDs but is also not the first to be falsely accused of it. Most recently, Yoel Romero failed a USADA drug test but filed an appeal saying that one of his supplements was tainted. USADA confirmed the contamination and <a href="http://roughcopy.com/news/yoel-romero-receives-shortened-month-suspension">gave him a six-month suspension</a> as opposed to the typical two years.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The UFC released a statement which can be read below:</p> <p><em>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.&nbsp;</em><br /> <br /> <em>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.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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