UFC welterweight Nick Diaz has never denied smoking marijuana and in fact spoken openly about the drug’s benefits in the past. However, though he has a prescription for pot, most athletic commissions view the substance as a PED and treat it similarly to steroids in terms of punishment. As such, Diaz has been suspended twice in the past for marijuana use with the most recent involving a yearlong break from action after a bout with Carlos Condit last February.
While the logical assumption would be to believe Diaz may have adjusted his intake to avoid the possibility of a third strike, especially with a title-fight against Georges St-Pierre tomorrow night at UFC 158, the Stockton scrapper recently told the Tim and Sid Show he only toned it down to a minor extent. However, he’s not overly concerned, especially since he believes the UFC won’t test him as a means of protecting St-Pierre.
“Hell no, I’m not guaranteeing anything. I did a little better than last time, so if I don’t pass the test, I’m sorry. I could probably use another year off vacation. It’s not like I enjoy this, taking punches to the mouth.”
“I believe that he’s on plenty of steroids. And I don’t think they test around here and I don’t think I’ll be tested, as well. I don’t think either of us are going to be tested and if so, he’s probably got a bottle of piss in his pocket. I doubt they’re standing over him making sure he’s not on steroids.”
SOURCE: Tim and Sid Show
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