UFC fighter Nick Diaz was recently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for five years after he tested positive for marijuana. UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey slammed the suspension and marijuana testing in Melbourne, Australia (video below).
Rousy made her comments today during a press conference to promote her upcoming bout with Holly Holm, notes the Sporting News.
Well, what is going on is, I think, a result of the unfair treatment of U.S. Olympians, which really pales in comparison to how unfair it is that Nick got a five-year suspension.
I’m sorry, I know no one asked me anything, but I have to say something. It’s so not right for him to to be suspended for five years for marijuana. I’m against them even testing for weed at all!
It’s not a performance-enhancing drug! It has nothing to do with the competition and it’s only because of political reasons they say, "Oh it’s only for your safety to keep you from hurting yourself because you’re out there.’"
You know what, then why don’t they test for all of the other things that could possibly hurt us, that we could be under the influence of while we’re out there? There’s no reason for them to be testing for weed.