MMA And Marijuana
Marijuana and MMA go hand in hand. Over the last 10 years, Mixed Martial Arts has quickly become one of the biggest sports on the planet with fighters from each corner of the globe competing against each other in the most action-packed events in human history. Being such a violent and physically demanding sport, MMA takes a significant toll on the body. It is no surprise fighters are turning to marijuana for rest and recovery.
Cannabis compounds like THC and CBD are the perfect tools to allow the body to recover from hard training. Some of the main benefits CBD & THC provide fighters is muscle recovery, anti-inflammation, relief from sore joints, help sleeping, increased metabolism, pain relief, anti-anxiety, and cerebral focus.
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More UFC Fighters Smoke Weed Than Don’t Smoke Weed.
According to UFC legend Joe Rogan ” A tremendous amount of UFC fighters smoke pot”. “More UFC fighters smoke pot than don’t smoke pot.” Rogan continued to say on an episode of his podcast from 2015.
Martial artists like brothers Nick and Nathan Diaz have become infamous for their strong stance on the use of cannabis in combat sports.
During a post fight press conference after a loss to superstar Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz casually puffed from a cannabis vaporizer and described the benefits to the press ” This is [a vape pen], it’s CBD,” “It helps with the healing process and inflammation and stuff like that. So you want to get these for before, after the fight, training. It’ll make your life a better place.”
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Cannabis And Training MMA
Older brother and One time Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz also loves his weed, and can too see the benefits. When it comes to his training regimen and cannabis use Nick stated in this interview ” I’m definitely going to want to use cannabis. It’s gonna help. I’m trying to stay focused on what I’m doing.” Nick Diaz continued “If I wake up in the morning and feel beat to shit, it’s going to take me forever to wake up, I smoke some weed and I wake right up. Then I have breakfast and I go do a workout.”
The Diaz brothers are certainly not the only pro-pot martial artists.
Marijuana And Jiu Jitsu
Eddie Bravo, World Jiu-Jitsu Champion, is also well known for his use of marijuana while training. “Jiu-Jitsu taught me you can do high-level athletics stoned,” Bravo said in an interview. “On marijuana, I am able to function and let that executive function that ties your shoes like it’s a magic trick do what it does,” he says.
“When you’re high, you rely more on your instincts and your body takes over and you can do amazing things. You don’t think about it, you just do it—like shredding on guitar. You can’t think about anything while you play. You practice those notes and after a while, your hands do their magic.”
Fighters Benefit From Weed
With cannabis showing to treat ailments like fatigue, sore muscles, sore joints, chronic pain, and insomnia just to name a few, it is no surprise these high-performance athletes are choosing marijuana to alleviate their issues.
Joe Rogan had this to say in a post on his blog. “To the ill-informed or the uninitiated in the magical ways of the sacred plant, this can seem like a very contradictory practice. In fact though, that notion could not be further from the truth. Getting high and working out is one of the least talked about and least appreciated pleasures of fitness. Lifting weights is fun when you’re under the spell, cardio is cool too, but for me, nothing compares to getting really high and hitting the heavy bag”
Budderweeds carries a wide variety of cannabis products such as Indica bud are world renowned for the relaxing properties they provide allowing you to slip into your zone, forget your worries and focus on training. On the other hand, a cannabis product like a sativa shatter can give you a solid boost of energy, inspiring you to be creative in training with a cerebral focus.
UFC President Dana White on Marijuana Usage in MMA
Even UFC President, and MMA Icon, Dana White agrees that a majority of his athletes are using Cannabis.
When asked about drugs in the sport of MMA he responded ” Everybody thinks that if you did this random testing you’d catch so many guys on Performance enhancing drugs, No, you’d catch more of the guys on marijuana. That’s where you’d really bust a lot of guys. we’ve got 475 guys under contract and 400 of them would be out with marijuana suspensions.”
With marijuana being so beneficial to MMA Athletes, the question is, will the USADA drop cannabis from its banned substances list? We hope so.
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