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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