Do you think marijuana should still be a banned substance for mixed martial artists?
I don’t think so. It’s definitely not an enhancement drug. [laughs]
I don’t think so. See, marijuana is a touchy subject. I’m a rock star – I’ve been smoking weed since I was in the 6th grade, I can openly say that. But I’m also clean when I fight. I cut that shit out – I’m a professional. Don’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. It’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? “Oh, him smoking weed made his pain threshold higher–”
It’s stupid. Steroids actually make you run faster, make you stronger – it’s a performance enhancer. And weed just makes you gain weight and be lazy. [laughs]
On the 14th, and I’m staying until the 24th. Right after my fight, I’m going to Amsterdam.
[laughs] I’ll be killing two birds with one stone.