Frank Mir Jumps Ship, Ready To Violate His U.S. Ban And Fight Overseas

Ultimate Fighting Championship and the United States Anti-Doping Agency struck a deal to help rid the octagon of performance enhancing drugs. Fighters who are on the roster are subject to random drug tests, and heavyweight Frank Mir was recently flagged and suspended for his failed test.

Mir tested positive for long-term metabolite of dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT) after an in-competition test conducted on March 20, 2016, at “UFC Fight Night 85” in Australia. Mir has been working hard to fight the suspension, but it was all for naught.

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir was notified by USADA earlier this week that he will officially be sitting on the sidelines for two years as they have dealt a sanction to him. Mir recently sat down with TMZ Sports and revealed he may be making his way to Japan in the near future:

“No [I won’t retire]. I’ll keep looking for ways to fight. I’ll figure it out. Yeah, [fighting for another format] is likely what’s going to end up happening. I haven’t really talked to anybody about it yet, but, I’ve always wanted to fight in Japan.”

Are you excited for Mir’s transition to Japan?