Do you think marijuana should still be a banned substance for mixed martial artists?
I donâ€™t think so. Itâ€™s definitely not an enhancement drug. [laughs]
I donâ€™t think so. See, marijuana is a touchy subject. Iâ€™m a rock star â€” Iâ€™ve been smoking weed since I was in the 6th grade, I can openly say that. But Iâ€™m also clean when I fight. I cut that shit out â€” Iâ€™m a professional. Donâ€™t get me wrong, my first six fights, I fought high, I fought stoned. But when you get to this level, you have to take responsibility. Itâ€™s your job. I stop doing that stuff three months out. I just think they blew it way out of proportion. What did they say with Nick Diaz? â€œOh, him smoking weed made his pain threshold higherâ€”â€
Itâ€™s stupid. Steroids actually make you run faster, make you stronger â€” itâ€™s a performance enhancer. And weed just makes you gain weight and be lazy. [laughs]
On the 14th, and Iâ€™m staying until the 24th. Right after my fight, Iâ€™m going to Amsterdam.
[laughs] Iâ€™ll be killing two birds with one stone.