It’s no secret that UFC veteran Nick Diaz has used marijuana throughout the course of his fight career. Diaz has failed 2 drug tests throughout his fight career for marijuana, and has been an advocate for marijuana usage.
Diaz was handed a 5 year suspension from the NSAC after he failed a drug test following his UFC 183 main event scrap with Anderson Silva. Diaz and the NSAC went into settlement talks after the 5 year suspension caused an uproar, and the suspension was ultimately reduced to 18 months retroactively. Given this, Diaz will once again be eligible to fight on August 1st.
In a new interview with High Times, Diaz discussed his marijuana usage and how it coincided with his training:
“If I’m at home and I’m training — doing my same things every day — then I’m definitely going to want to use cannabis. It’s gonna help. I’m trying to stay focused on what I’m doing. I don’t want a whole lot of things going on — people to call back, or text messages or whatever. I chill out, relax a little bit, and then I don’t have those issues. If I’m going to train all day, when I get done, I’m gonna want to smoke. If I have to go and train all day, before I go, I’m gonna want to smoke. If I wake up in the morning and feel beat to shit, and it’s going to take me forever to wake up, I smoke some weed and I wake right up. Then I have breakfast and I go do a workout.”