My grammar isn't the best so bare with me. But to the point, after recently hearing about Issac DeJesus' TKO victory being over turned by the CSAC i was a little frustrated. The fact he smoked marijuana had nothing to do with his performance or added any extra strength to the mans fighting ability.
(photo courtesy of sherdog.com) Issac finishing Russ Miura at TPF 9.
it’s been said that marijuana may have been used since the 3rd millennium BC. As of 2004, the United Nations estimated that about 162 million people use marijuana annually. Marijuana contains over 400 different chemical compounds. People use marijuana for a variety of reasons: to induce hunger, decrease pain, boost creativity, have fun, experience a host of psychoactive effects and/or to decrease anxiety. None of which contribute to any form of a performance enhancers.
Acutely, marijuana may negatively impact short-term memory, reaction time and motor coordination. This could then lead to a decrease in athletic functioning at maximum levels – and could certainly increase the risk for injury when performing. If the fighter has the stupidity to toke up before a fight they deserve to lose. Nick Diaz survived the early barrage of Takanori Gomi, just to pull off an unforgettable and memorable gogoplata that would just be later overturned for smoking marijuana by the NSCA
The Athletic Commission is to harsh on such petty substance that has zero evidence towards helping the performance of any fighter in anyway. And i feel there will be statements about pain killers and such, but its just a plant and its making some good fighters look bad. Let me hear you opinions.
Should marijuana be removed from illegal substances that a fighter can fail a drug test for.
Yes, rules are rules (49 votes)
No, no harm no foul (65 votes)
114 total votes