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Report: Frank Mir Had a TUE For Adderall from USADA, But Nevada Overrulled

Report: Frank Mir Had a TUE For Adderall from USADA, But Nevada Overrulled

It’s been a weird day or two in the combative sports world for news of the “performance enhancing drug” variety.

Mainly because it seems the two bodies who are charged with keeping PED’s out of the sports, in the fight capitol of the world no less, have found themselves at odds with each other.

It all started yesterday, as a report from veteran boxing writer Thomas Hauser alleged that Floyd Mayweather Jr took an illegal IV prior to his mega-fight with Manny Pacquaio in May.

The IV, said to be a mixture of saline and vitamins, is banned by World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) standards — not for the contents (which are legal), but because of the size (which, it appears, is not).

The IV was said to be distributed in two increments: first, a 250ml mixture of saline and multivitamins; and second, a 500ml mixture of saline and Vitamin C.  WADA rules do not allow intravenous infusions or injections of more than 50 milliliters per six hours “except for those legitimately received in the course of hospital admissions, surgical procedures, or clinical investigations.”

He would go on to earn a unanimous decision against Pacquaio.

Strangely, Mayweather was granted a therapeutic use exemption (or TUE) by USADA several weeks after the bout. But officials at the Nevada State Athletic Commission insist they have no jurisdiction to do so.

And now, today, Los Angeles Times reporter Lance Pugmire reports that another conflict between NSAC and USADA has come up, with another fighter in the middle.

According to Pugmire, USADA attempted to grant a TUE to Frank Mir for his bout against Andrei Arlovski, which would allow Mir the use of Adderall.  But the NSAC overruled and denied Mir the use of the drug.

Here are his Tweets from earlier today:

Adderall contains a combination of amphetamine and methamphetamine, and is commonly used to treat hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Mir lost a decision to Arlovski at UFC 191 last weekend.

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