Testosterone use has once again been associated with UFC 146 after it was discovered Frank Mir was allowed to undergo Testosterone Replacement Therapy while his training for a recent match with Junior dos Santos for the heavyweight title. As many fans may remember, Dos Santos’ original opponent – Alistair Overeem – was pulled from the card after testing positive for a severely elevated T:E ratio.
Mir, who lost to Dos Santos, was granted a therapeutic-use exemption by the Nevada Athletic Commission. The former two-time heavyweight champion became the fourth fighter in the UFC granted a TUE. Shane Roller, Todd Duffee, and Dan Henderson have all been granted TUE by the Nevada Athletic Commission with Chael Sonnen expected to add to the group next month when he faces Anderson Silva.
MMAJunkie confirmed the report with Keith Kizer on Friday. Mir was subjected to a pair of urine tests that needed to be within the limits set before him and five blood tests. All were and he was cleared by the commission.
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