Ronda Rousey Doesn't Think Fighters Should Be Tested For Weed
Earlier this week, UFC fighter Nick Diaz was slapped with a five-year suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) as a result of testing positive for marijuana following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 183.
Fighters, fans and pundits all weighed in on Diaz's suspension, with many questioning why the use of marijuana, as compared to say, steroids, carries such a lengthy ban.
Addressing the media at a press conference in Melbourne, the UFC women's bantamweight champion said,
It's so not right for him to be suspended five years for marijuana. I'm against testing for weed at all. It's not a performance enhancing drug, and it has nothing to do with competition. It's only tested for political reasons.
With the crowd applauding her comments, she added,
Why don't they test us for all the other things that could possible hurt us, that we could be under the influence of when we're out there?
It's not fair. It's not fair at all... I can't believe it's not being said more. And, yeah, I think they really should free Nick Diaz.
The woman of the people, indeed.