Not 1 but 2 UFC fighters are facing suspension and fines for failing an in competition marijuana test from their respective bouts back on May 30th.
I see this from two sides…
The Diaz brother notoriously smoke a ton of pot but obviously they can be clean come fight night. Then smoke their ass off right after a fight.
Marijuana being illegal in some places/situations is completely ignorant! More than half our country smokes and half of the places have legalized it. If fighters wanna be blitzed out of their minds before a fight by all means please do. They still perform at a HIGH level.
Fight Results From May 30th
- Jamahal Hill beat Klidson Abreau by KO/TKO in R1 1:51
- Tim Elliott beat Ryan Benoit by Unanimous Decision
Both fighters beat their opponents but they probably only won cause they were fighting at a HIGHER level than their competition right!?
This Is Not The UFC’s Fault!
Unfortunately the UFC has to follow the rules of The Nevada State Athletic Commission in this situation. I expect a strong push moving forward with the UFC and The Nevada State Athletic Commission working towards reforms on their marijuana rules. If fighter wanna be stoned during a fight let ’em.
The UFC has the absolute perfect advocate for this movement. He comes in the form of Joe blow Rogan with no Rogaine!
Yall Stay High…