Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir was recently suspended two years by USADA for failing a drug test in March of 2016.
Mir has been in contact with the UFC to discuss the whole situation with The United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA), but the fighter ultimately feels the company has changed for the worse.
“My feelings have been hurt, yes,” Mir said on The MMA Hour. “If that’s what you’re asking. I don’t feel the same about the company as I felt years ago. And I’m seeing that even with some of the ways they’re handling things the way they handle them now. There’s been several times where I’m like, ‘Wow, if Lorenzo was still there at the office, if Dana was still in full control and not just a minority shareholder, would that have ever happened?’ I don't know about that. I don't know if this is the same company that I started with 15 years ago.”
The former heavyweight champion will be able to compete again when his suspension is over in March of 2018.
Mir wants to know what options lie ahead for his professional MMA career, which he feels is in question.
“I’ve tried to just make things work as well as possible,” Mir said. “But I don't even know if I’m allowed to discuss things with other organizations and find out if I can fight for them or not. I’m kind of in this limbo.”
UFC Fight Night 85 was the last time Mir competed and he was promptly knocked out by Mark Hunt in the first round of their encounter.