By Zach Arnold | February 9, 2012
“You smoke so much weed, you have glaucoma. … They make you act like a psycho. How are you going to argue with that?”
“You want Nick Diaz and all those guys who smoke reefer and you want those guys in the UFC. You’re afraid to have a clean athlete.”
The debate about whether or not marijuana should be considered a PED is not new. In fact, it was asked when Nick Diaz got suspended in Nevada after fighting Takanori Gomi. The question’s just being asked anew after Nick got busted for weed again.
Unlike Nick’s suspension last time, this one is getting a hell of a lot more attention.
The most amazing thing about these drug test failures lately (Nick, King Mo) is that it’s Barney Fife Kizer who’s catching guys. Not California, not the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association… Keith Kizer.
Absolutely not. It’s only tested because it’s insanely labeled a Scheduled I drug. No known P.E. effects. More importantly, urinalysis only tells you THAT someone used, not WHEN. Testing for THC doesn’t keep fighters safe or healthy. It’s insanity.
E. Casey Leydon:
For (an) actual fight, yes. You can’t fight ‘high’. During training, you should have every right to light up. Same rules as alcohol.
If they could test & ensure it wasn’t smoked/ingested within a safe amount of time prior to a fight & the fighter declared use, I say OK.
Just to clarify, what Dana & Lorenzo are saying internally are NOT the words ‘beyond disappointed.’ A little more vulgar and angry.
The one winner in this story — the man who said it was coming yesterday, Brian Vincent Kennedy McMahon.