It would appear as though former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has become the newest fighter to be granted a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy.
Larry Pepe, host of Pro MMA Radio, posted the news to Twitter, citing a conversation he’d had with Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer recently.
NSAC’s Keith Kizer confirmed to me that Frank Mir met all requirements for & received TUE for TRT for UFC 146 fight against JDS.
The subject of testosterone replacement therapy is a controversial one in MMA. TRT is legal (when one goes through the proper channels to secure a TUE) and a medically accepted treatment for low testosterone, but many believe that it is being abused in MMA and that some fighters are exploiting a loophole to be allowed to cheat.
Ironically enough, Junior dos Santos’ original opponent for UFC 146, Alistair Overeem, was suspended and forced out of the title fight due to unregulated testosterone use.
Mir lost to dos Santos via second-round TKO at UFC 146, which went down last Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.