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UFC stopped caring about Frank Mir (and that hurt his feelings)

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder, Frank Mir, is coming off three consecutive losses. Two inside the Octagon, and one against United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Mir was suspended two years after failing his UFC Fight Night 85 drug test.

The longtime grappler insists his results are wonky and continues to maintain his innocence. That said, a legal battle requires beaucoup bucks, along with some much-needed advice from his friends — or those folks he thought were his friends — inside the front office.

From Mir’s conversation with The MMA Hour:

“My feelings have been hurt, yes. 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.”

Blame the kangaroos.

Mir (18-11) started with the promotion in late 2001 but asked for his unconditional release last July. His goal is to keep working in the combat sports industry to feed his family while riding out the remainder of his suspension.

Not surprisingly, that request from the new owners was summarily denied.

Get used to it.

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