398 Search Results for marijuana

May 1, 2013 9:24 am

Robbie Peralta Suspended for Marijuana Following UFC on Fuel TV 9

The UFC confirmed Tuesday night that featherweight fighter Robbie Peralta tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his performance on UFC on Fuel TV 9 back in April.   Peralta (16-4) will be suspended 6 months retroactive to April 6, the date of the infraction, and required to pass drug rehabilitation classes and a drug test...

Feb 28, 2013 12:24 pm

Chavez Jr. suspended 9 months and fined 900k for marijuana use | MMA News

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1) was fined $900,000 (30% of his fight purse) on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test following his fight last September against Sergio Martinez. The NSAC also ruled that Chavez, who was defeated by unanimous decision for his first professional loss in the middleweight title fight,...

Feb 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Matt Riddle Released By UFC for Again Testing Positive for Marijuana

News broke late Tuesday night that welterweight Matt Riddle (8-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been released by the UFC for testing positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test following his recent performance on the UFC on FUEL 7 card. Riddle defeated Che Mills (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in that contest but later popped positive...

Feb 9, 2013 1:11 pm

Matt Riddle Rips TRT Use While Defending Use Of Marijuana In Epic Rant | UFC NEWS

“Funny thing about that is steroids aren’t on the same level as marijuana. You can do steroids in the UFC now, didn’t you hear? [TRT] is steroids and you can do steroids as long as you get a doctor’s note now. So Vitor Belfort just pops for testosterone and everybody’s like, ‘Oh, he failed.”‘ No...


Nov 20, 2012 10:25 am

Matt Riddle Defends Marijuana Use: “It Makes Me Very Nice” | UFC NEWS

“I think it’s really unfortunate they took a hard-earned win from me that I took on a week’s notice and I did everything in my power to pass that drug test, I’ve never failed a drug test in my life until that day and that was never my intention. So it does suck, but at...

Oct 22, 2012 4:44 pm

Matt Riddle Explains And Defends His Use Of Medical Marijuana | UFC NEWS

“I do smoke but I’m not smoking to get stoned. I’m smoking so I can finally relax, sit back and just not worry about things. People, maybe they did it in college one way, but for a guy like me, for a professional athlete that goes through what we go through, it’s medicine for me....

Apr 19, 2012 8:24 am

Diaz Hearing Shelved Until Commission Sees Medical-Marijuana Card

By Mark Carrillo: The Nevada State Athletic Commission has put the Nick Diaz disciplinary hearing regarding his suspension for testing positive for marijuana metabolites on hold, at least until the fighter presents to the commission his medical-marijuana card. Diaz had tested positive after his fight with interim champ Carlos Condit at UFC 143. The NSAC...

Apr 10, 2012 12:15 pm

Puff Puff Pass: California to Allow Therapeutic Marijuana Use

By Mark Carillo: Today, the California State Athletic Commission voted to approve an amendment that would allow therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for fighters that are in need of the very controversial testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as well as medicinal marijuana. However, before Nick Diaz and Alistar Overeem get to celebrating they should know, the amendment...

Mar 28, 2012 8:46 am

VIDEO | Dana White Discusses Nick Diaz Marijuana Use | "It's Illegal"

“My stance on the whole thing is… it’s not allowed. You’re not allowed to do it. Whatever the commission says you’re not allowed to do, you’re not allowed to do. It doesn’t matter what I think,” – Dana White Read More: Nick Diaz (News), Dana White (News), UFC

Mar 10, 2012 5:27 pm

UFC Responds To Tyson Griffin's Positive Marijuana Testing

“The Michigan Commission found traces of a banned substance in Mr Griffin’s post-fight urine analysis following his bout at UFC 123. The Commission fined and suspended Mr Griffin, but did not make this information public. “As always the UFC followed the directive of the sanctioning Commission. Mr Griffin did not compete in the UFC again...

Mar 6, 2012 10:13 am

GSP on Nick Diaz | Marijuana isn't a performance enhancer

“For me marijuana, I don’t see it as a performance enhancer. I don’t see it as bad as a steroid or something like that. Maybe it can help Nick Diaz, I think he might have problems in front of the camera. He’s very nervous in front of the camera. Maybe the marijuana calms him down...

Feb 17, 2012 6:02 pm

Nevada Commission Says Nick Diaz Could Have Applied For Exemption To Use Marijuana

Whether or not he would have been granted the therapeutic use exemption is another story entirely, but the Athletic Commission in Nevada does have the protocol in place to where Nick Diaz could have applied and may have been granted permission for use of his “treatment” prior to his bout with Carlos Condit. Let’s be...

Feb 15, 2012 2:15 pm

UFC's Joe Rogan | Marijuana Is A Performance Enhancing Drug

“I think it is a performance enhancing drug. A lot of Brazilian guys use marijuana before they train. A lot of American jiu-jitsu guys use it before they train. And they don’t do it because it hurts them; they do it because it helps them.” UFC ringside commentator Joe Rogan took to “The MMA Hour”...

Feb 14, 2012 4:42 pm

Ronda Rousey Thinks Testing For Marijuana Is A Violation Of Privacy

“The athletic commissions testing for marijuana is an invasion of privacy,” Rousey said. “I don’t think that’s constitutional at all. There’s no real reason that they should be able to test and make the athletes conform to their political ideas,” . “They have just as much of right to say that ‘you know what? We...

Jun 10, 2017 3:19 pm

VIDEO | Rare footage of Anderson Silva annihilating opponent in Muay Thai match

Before UFC icon Anderson Silva was a world class mixed martial artist, ‘The Spider’ was getting his feet wet in combat sports. In a rare video from many years ago, you can see a young Anderson Silva absolutely annihilating an unknown opponent in a rare kickboxing match that appears to take place in a ring...

May 17, 2017 10:10 am

Opening odds for UFC Long Island’s Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum main event

On July 22, the UFC will make its anticipated debut in Long Island with UFC on Fox 25. Over the last few weeks, the UFC has announced several matchups for this card, including its main event. This main event will pit struggling former champion and New Yorker Chris Weidman against surging former welterweight Kelvin Gastelum...