Apparently, blaming tainted kangaroo meat as the reason for a failed drug test doesn’t fly as a reasonable excuse with USADA.
That’s right, when Frank Mir tested positive for SuperSoldier Serum at a Fight Night in Australia, he tried to use the old “I ate a kangaroo that had steroids in it” excuse. It didn’t work, and now he’s suspended for two years.
Oh well. It’s not like he’s been really enriching the UFC’s heavyweight division lately.
As per a UFC release:
USADA announced today that UFC® athlete, Francisco (Frank) Mir, of Las Vegas, Nev., received a two-year sanction after multiple positive tests for a prohibited substance.
Mir, 38, tested positive for a long-term metabolite of dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT), following an in-competition test conducted on March 20, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia. DHCMT is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List. The finding of a long-term DHCMT metabolite in Mir’s sample, which was identified through a new detection method by the WADA-accredited laboratory in Tokyo, Japan, led to Mir being provisionally suspended from competition on April 8, 2016.