In information that may most likely come as a shock to nobody, greater than half of all combined martial arts (MMA) fighters, based mostly on a pattern of 170 athletes throughout all main promotions, have admitted to utilizing marijuana for both leisure or therapeutic use throughout their respective fight sports activities careers.

I suppose Cypress Hill was proper, everyone should get stoned.

“I feel that sounds fairly correct,” UFC Senior VP of Athlete Well being and Efficiency Jeff Novitzky instructed The Athletic. “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.”

Hashish suspensions could also be “diminished or eradicated” following a WADA overhaul.

Middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum is the most recent fighter to be suspended after flunking an in-competition drug take a look at for marijuana metabolites (Carboxy-THC) on the UFC 244 pay-per-view (PPV) occasion final November in New York.

His timeout was diminished to 5 months after finishing a drug remedy program.

There was a time within the not-too-distant previous when Nevada State Athletic Fee (NSAC) was handing down five-year suspensions to perennial potheads like Nick Diaz, however marijuana has began to grow to be authorized in lots of elements of the world.

I suppose now is an efficient time to say that 45.9% solely represents the fighters who truly admitted to utilizing it…