Leave it up to the Diaz brothers to highlight smoking out of an MMA glove.
Nick and Nate were recently seen smoking out of what people are claiming to be a $2,000 blunt in the shape of a UFC glove. The unique MMA glove was so big that the guys needed a torch to light it up.
The Diaz brothers have been known for their open use of marjiuana.
Nick just got off an 18-month suspension for testing positive for marijuana in his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 183 back in 2015. With being eligible to compete again, Diaz has made it clear that he is in no rush to jump back into the Octagon unless the fight is for a big payday. Diaz has already been offered fights with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, which both would have been massive fights for the elder Diaz brother. However, it seems Diaz feels that a championship fight with Woodley isn’t the big fight he is looking for and as far as McGregor goes, he is leaving that one for Nate to finish up.
Nate Diaz is coming off his pair of fights against McGregor and most recently lost a majority decision at UFC 202. Diaz was able to shake up the game when he submitted McGregor in their first meeting at UFC 196, accepting the fight with just 11-days notice. The younger Diaz brother has been a known advocate of marijuana as well, coming out at the UFC 202 post-fight press conference openly smoking CBD oil from a vape pen. Interestingly enough, Nick said in an interview on The Jasta Show that it wasn’t CBD oil that Nate was smoking at the post-fight press conference. Nick said, “That wasn’t CBD. He was smoking the chronic.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/23/2017.