UFC 146's Frank Mir granted therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for testosterone in Junior dos Santos fight

May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Frank Mir prepares to fight against Junior Dos Santos (not pictured) during the UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

There's that T-word again.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Frank Mir, who was unsuccessful in his bid to reclaim the crown from Junior dos Santos at UFC 146 last Saturday night (May 26, 2012) in Las Vegas, competed with a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Pro MMA Radio host Larry Pepe first brought word of the TUE earlier today and NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer has since confirmed the report to MMAmania.com.

I'm sure the irony is not lost on most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, seeing as how "Cigano" lost his original opponent, Alistair Overeem, thanks to some shenanigans surrounding the use of testosterone prior to fight night. Mir's condition (and subsequent application) differs from that of "Demolition Man's" in that Mir was required to test within certain levels before and after the event.

And he did.

In addition, he tested negative for performance enhancers such as steroids and drugs of abuse like cocaine and marijuana. Mir now joins Chael Sonnen and Dan Henderson, among others, in the growing list of UFC fighters who are medically cleared for TRT.

Below is a video of Mir dodging TRT questions prior to his May 26 fight:

For all the results and fallout from his UFC 146 main event fight click here.

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