Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir is likely to retire. Mir who tested positive for a banned substance in his last fight against Mark Hunt will retire if his second sample returns with the same result, FOX Sports reports.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) found metabolites for an oral steroid in his first sample and if the second sample comes with the same result, he is likely to get a minimum two-year suspension.
“Basically if the ‘B’ sample comes back and I don’t see any way how I’m going to explain, I know the lawyer and Malki (Kawa) are like ‘we’ve got to figure out everything you ate and everything you put in your body for the last six weeks’ — come on man, ask my wife, I’m lucky I can figure out where the car is in the driveway half the time. There’s no way, I don’t remember, I don’t log things down like that,” Mir said.
“Basically, this is retirement for me. I don’t see any other way around it. That was probably my last time fighting. Retire, then maybe, I’ve always wanted to be a police officer, I like the fire department, maybe get into something else. I don’t see any other way around it. Age is already catching up to me now and I’m not going to get any younger in the next two years.”
Frank Mir also informed that he didn’t take the substance knowingly. According to him, he might have taken contaminated food and attributed it to the exotic food he ate while in Australia such as kangaroo and crocodile meat.
Mir also knows the stigma attached to it if proven guilty and says that he is not “going to lie and say that I took something knowingly that I didn’t take.”
“The stance is you’re guilty until proven innocent. I have the molecule in my system, I have no clue, I wish I did,” he said. “I wish I had some viable excuse for why I did it because I know how society is — every athlete that’s whose ever been popped, if they deny it vehemently, it never (expletive) goes away.
“It stays on them. The guys that sit there and go ‘yeah I did it, I made a mistake, I won’t do it again’, there’s a slap on the wrist and our society seems to be able to move on. I’m not dumb, I’m telling you I understand that formula.”
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