Bellator Fighter Admits to Smoking Weed Before Title Fight


Puff, puff, pass. Former Bellator Middleweight Champion Emanuel Newton lays down the facts about why he failed his drug test after his Bellator 134 title defense against Liam McGeary. Newton was recently a guest on’s podcast and admitted to smoking weed days before the fight!

Newton started, “Obviously, everyone just saw that I just tested positive for marijuana after my last fight. I was smoking like three days out before that fight.”

Newton went on to admit that it was not a smart thing to do, but he claimed that he can still perform well despite smoking days away from a fight. “It was not very smart and I thought I had everything under control. It just goes to show that I can train two weeks for a fight, smoke weed, and still go out there and fight five rounds and still win fights.”

Emanuel Newton lost that bout, actually.

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