Jeff Novitzky

A brand new report has discovered virtually half of MMA fighters at the moment use marijuana to help restoration or in recreation. The Athletic surveyed 170 fighters from numerous promotions and located 45.9 p.c use marijuana and a staggering 76.6 p.c us CBD merchandise.

Greg Rosenstein of The Athletic launched a breakdown of the numbers from the report on social media – verify them out.

“New on @TheAthleticMMA : After a ballot of 170 fighters… – 45.9% stated they at the moment use marijuana for both restoration or leisure functions. – 76.5% stated they’ve used CBD merchandise,” he wrote.

UFC Senior VP of Athlete Well being and Efficiency Jeff Novitsky reacted to the discovering and stated though he had by no means thought of them himself they appear fairly correct.

“I feel that sounds fairly correct. I’ve by no means polled our roster — it’s all anecdotal — however I’ve had many, many, many discussions. It’s most likely the No. 1 subject of questions that I’m requested from fighters,” Novitzky stated. (Transcribed by

The principles in direction of marijuana utilization in MMA have been complicated for years now. Nick Diaz was as soon as handed a five-year ban for testing constructive for the drug which is now authorized in lots of states. With that, the legal guidelines in MMA have additionally begun to be much less strict in direction of the drug. Though, middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum has simply completed up a four-month suspension and was pressured to partake in a drug therapy program after he examined constructive for the marijuana after his loss to Darren Until at UFC 244.

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