On Friday, UFC VP of Athlete Well being and Overall performance Jeff Novitzky confirmed the Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Fee would be adapting regulations for cannabis that are used in the UFC’s anti-doping plan.
The UFC together with the United States Anti-Doping Company not long ago declared improvements to the anti-doping plan that fighters would no more time be punished for cannabis usage in or out of opposition unless of course underneath precise circumstances of impairment in the course of a battle.
“Great operating with AZ Commission, who are adopting our screening software/rules for this weekend,” Novitzky tweeted in advance of UFC 263 in Arizona. “Only challenge with cannabis (THC) for Saturday’s fights is really do not display up impaired or less than the affect. How it really should be!”
Excellent doing the job with AZ Fee, who are adopting our screening application/rules for this weekend. Only issue with cannabis (THC) for Saturday’s fights is never demonstrate up impaired or below the affect. How it need to be!
— Jeff Novitzky (@JeffNovitzkyUFC) June 11, 2021
Diaz, a very well-recognized and effectively documented cannabis user, took whole gain. He was noticed lighting up a joint on phase all through the push conference.
“That’s Eliminate_4209,” Diaz answered when questioned what he was cigarette smoking. “That’s the long-term, proper there little one. You presently know what’s up.”
Diaz’s associates told MMA Combating on Thursday that Get rid of_4209 is his own pressure of cannabis, which is just the latest business endeavor for the previous UFC title contender. He also owns his a CBD organization, Recreation Up Nourishment, and his own apparel line referred to as Rep Tricky.
Cannabis is also authorized to use recreationally by anybody in excess of the age of 21 in the point out of Arizona.
As for his upcoming battle against Leon Edwards on Saturday night time, Diaz defined why this unique matchup fascinated him following he resolved to make a return to action adhering to his previous overall look in 2019.
“I imagine just like how GSP (Georges St-Pierre) was performing his issue back again in the working day, I consider he’s performing the exact same matter and not finding no enjoy for it,” Diaz reported. “So I’m pumped to battle a worthy opponent and that is what I’m listed here for. I’m coming to gain.”
Edwards has long gone undefeated in his earlier 9 fights, steadily climbing up the welterweight ranks, but he has not been showcased in several substantial-profile matchups through that time.
Now, the British slugger will get the probability to acquire on a tested attract in Diaz, who will endeavor to quit Edwards’ momentum and make a large influence of his personal in the 170-pound division.
Prior to the event, UFC President Dana White stated the winner of the battle amongst Edwards and Diaz could probably conclusion up in line for a long term title struggle.
Diaz could possibly also have some unfinished business enterprise to settle with Jorge Masvidal after they battled for the very first and only “BMF” championship nearly two a long time ago. On that evening, Diaz was not permitted to carry on previous the 3rd round owing to cuts he sustained on his encounter, and Masvidal has constantly maintained that he’d be prepared to return for a rematch.
Whether the “BMF” title goes up for grabs or not, Diaz promises to deliver with the same type of impact as constantly when he fights Edwards – or any individual else in the UFC.
“Every struggle is gonna be the baddest motherf*cking struggle you at any time witnessed,” Diaz claimed about his potential.