The topic of marijuana in mixed martial arts has been voiced with mixed feelings among the community since the news released of a failed PED drug test by Nick Diaz, following his controversial decision loss to Carlos Condit.
Friend and recent sparring partner to Diaz, Ronda Rousey spoke with MMAWeekly Radio on her strong thoughts on the subject.
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 don’t believe that athletes should be promiscuous so we’re going to start testing for genital herpes and genital warts.”
“‘We’re going to start testing women for birth control because we don’t think you be having premarital sex. They don’t have a right to do it. It has nothing to do with sports.”
“Anyone who is stupid enough to say that smoking weed enhances your performance has never fought or never smoked weed. It actually lowers your testosterone. It doesn’t help you in anyway at all.”