Frank Mir Latest fighter prescribed TRT

by Tom Ngo | source:

On Friday, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer reported to Pro MMA Radio host Larry Pepe that Frank Mir received a Therapeutic Use Exemption for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for last Saturday’s title fight against UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos.

Mir now joins the likes of fellow Octagon stars Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as users of the controversial treatment.

The cheater’s handbook for TRT suggests athletes are manipulating the regimen while preparing for a fight. They will jack up their testosterone levels beyond normal ranges in order to push their bodies to its outermost limit. As showtime steadily approaches, they will then taper off the treatment to get their testosterone back to a natural level – therefore, no flunked drug tests.

However, that wasn’t the case for Mir. The 33-year-old not only passed April’s random screening, but also his post-fight drug exam for UFC 146.

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IamOwnedbyUGCTT_Benwahwah site profile image  

6/8/12 4:16 PM by IamOwnedbyUGCTT_Benwahwah

Lol @ barndon vera

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6/8/12 3:36 PM by bryanand

Can someone clarify what I heard on Inside MMA because I'm not reading this whole thread.Frank Mir started doing synthetic test early in 2012. Surprise March test hits all fighters, Mir THEN goes to Kizer and tells him about his TRT use. Mir follows protocol from then on to get TUE exemption. How is that allowed if that was the actual chain of events?

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6/6/12 5:39 PM by bhealthy

can you imagine what a MOTIVATED barndon vera approved to juice would do to the HW and LHW divisions??? It would be OVER for a lot of people son.

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6/6/12 1:07 PM by Haulport

Nah that's bullcrap. I haven't heard them reducing suspensions if you are over 6:1 and have an "exemption." I could be completely wrong but I believe they are letting guys fight with way over 6:1 test/epitest ratios as long as they have an exemption. The fighter probably shows up on fight night and says "You know I have an exemption and my doctor gave me a shot on Monday so my levels might be very high." And then they fight with 22:1 levels. This is just a way for the NSAC and Zuffa to make PED abuse legal.  EDIT: It would be nice if one of the many AMAZING mma "journalists" out there to actually get a straight answer on this whole situation...

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6/5/12 8:26 PM by Dr_Perci

For reals. Im all up on his balls right now lol

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6/5/12 8:21 PM by Dr_Perci

Amen brotha... Its crazy how many people want to talk about something they don't know anything about.If trt is illegal, lets make vitamins and bandages illegal too.

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6/5/12 8:16 PM by Dr_Perci

Who didn't know? You see how small he was for the 2nd lesnar fight? then how huge he was against Carwin? Nobody puts weight on and off like that in their mid-thirty's.I honestly don't care.p.s. There is a lot of ignorance on this forum about trt.

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6/5/12 8:06 PM by sparkuri

 My ass. He's in mod training right now. Perhaps you missed the last ten years of this Zuffanite, and his "Dear Mr. Wonderful Dana White, Thank you for saving mma , and you're right that Fedor sucks "  threads. Followed after heat, by "Congratulations Fedor, but it's time to move on sir" threads every other facking day. If he ain't being paid, he certainly has the brownest nose this side of Sin City. And using/endorsing steroids is something Grandpa will call you an idiot for.

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6/5/12 8:45 AM by jasonhightower

Just because we now know Mir had a TRT exemption recently doesn't mean that contributed to the years he looked "ripped".

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6/5/12 8:35 AM by jasonhightower

Full disclosure. We've seen what happens when all the info isn't shared with NSAC. They are very unforgiving if something does come up.