Frank Mir has been notified by USADA of a potential Anti-Doping violation from an in-competition drug test that the former UFC heavyweight champion submitted on the day of his fight at UFC Fight Night 85 against Mark Hunt.
The potential Anti-Doping violation was announced by the UFC in a statement and the complete statement from the promotion is below.
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 (18-11) lost to Hunt by knockout in the first round at UFC Fight Nigh 85 in Australia and it was his second straight defeat. He is now facing a potential two-year suspension for this potential Anti-Doping Policy violation and he issued a statement on Friday evening on social media about this situation.