Yesterday, on Thursday, it was reported that USADA granted UFC heavyweight Frank Mir a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall ahead of his fight with Andrei Arlovski. It was also reported that after that, the Nevada State Athletic Commission then denied that same exemption, before the fight with Arlovski.
It’s a little confusing.
Now, the UFC’s Jeff Novitzky is trying to clear it up. So according to him, via MMAFighting, Mir did get an exemption from USADA, but was told he would have to file for the same exemption through NSAC before the fight. Nozitsky said Mir didn’t have enough time to go through that process, so he was instructed, by Nozitzky himself, to stop using the Adderall. So he did.
Here’s what he said:
“They indicated to us that there was not enough time for him to put one in. So, there’s been some inaccurate reporting in the media that Mir has had a TUE declined by the Nevada commission. That’s completely inaccurate. Frank never submitted a TUE through Nevada. Instead, he was told by me personally as soon as we knew there wasn’t enough time in Nevada that you’re not gonna have permission by Nevada to take this prohibited substance in the fight and you should discontinue it immediately. He indicated that he did so.”
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