HomeFight Shows · Fighter Talk Matt Riddle Explains Why Marijuana Is NOT A Performance Enhancing Drug Bruno March 18, 2013 Fight Shows, Fighter Talk 32 Comments Legacy Fighting fighter Matt Riddle explains how he failed multiple drug test with the UFC and why he doesn’t believe marijuana is a performance enhancing drug. Tweet Pin It The Fight Nerd Askes Stephen Quadros About Bellator MMA And Rise Of Women In The UFC Tito Ortiz Talks About Life Outside Competing In MMA 32 Comments Basher16 March 18, 2013 He stopped 3 weeks out and still couldn’t pass a test?? He must have had a lot in his system. I know lots of people that can pass after a week if they work out and sweat a lot. Log in to Reply sooooopernate March 19, 2013 His pee test also showed creatine in his system, which he claims to have not taken since high school, so it sounds a little fishy, but that might be stoner paranoia. Bruno: Creatine is one of the main ingredients in cleansing drinks (Read Contents) that flush you out. He probably used one and didn’t even know what was in it. Log in to Reply KungFuLowKick March 19, 2013 Dana didn’t kick him out because he failed the test,he kicked him out because he said he smokes weed to not beat his children up.Then after he got kicked he got asked what will happen in the future and he said he would win a couple of fights,get called back in the UFC and he WOULD PROBABLY NOT ACCEPT…You know Paul Daley is still out of the UFC because Dana asked him if wanted to stay in the UFC after the Kos punch,he said no.So he won’t be back in the UFC.He’s a fun fighter but he’s also a dumb douche. Log in to Reply jacobsmokes March 19, 2013 I think they tempered with his urine to have a reason to cut him. The ufc is becoming more crooked than most people relize nowendays. Log in to Reply DanielMcfate March 19, 2013 I’d be curious to know what ailment he has a prescription for. Does he have some kind of chronic condition which requires continuous medication or does he just like being high all the time? Log in to Reply Lodovik March 19, 2013 If it doesn’t help you, why smoke it? Log in to Reply adictfanatic March 19, 2013 listen carefully to what this fighter has to say. marijuana does not have to do with the quantity you absorb, everything depends on the user’s system since we are all kind of different genetic wise… Log in to Reply Joe March 19, 2013 Is this Uriah Faber’s retarded brother? Log in to Reply datoof March 19, 2013 There is no reason he shouldnt be able to use. Guys use trt. why? because they need to perform at normal or elevated levels. thats cheating! And he didn’t they didn’t kick him out for saying he uses so he wont beat his kids. They kicked him out because he was talking about the little minion joe wish i was a little bit taller silva. and he failed another test. But Dana wants to justify his reasoning so he used the beat his kids as an excuse. This is the same UFC company that fired miguel torres for a twitter joke, they fired john fitch who is still a top 10 fighter, just they try to spin it in a way that makes them look good. But im sure in every case there was a different motive behind all the bs Dana spews out oh his fat head. Log in to Reply bigbob March 19, 2013 whats his ailment is he using it as a cover and joe used to be pro pot has he changed his mind Log in to Reply TheViciousone March 19, 2013 “Taking a bong rip ringside”..haha..I don’t know why but I like this kid and feel he legitimately needs weed. Or I’m sure the government and health care industry would love to hook him up with ridelin or some manufactured crap like that. Log in to Reply Beevis March 19, 2013 Right, dude. Log in to Reply ktktktktk March 19, 2013 did anybody else notice how he clearly listed specific performance enhancing effects that marijuana has on him personally and then immediately followed it by saying ‘it absolutely is NOT performance enhancing’??? lmfao, this guy is too funny. Log in to Reply ktktktktk March 19, 2013 @bigbob Joe is pro-pot but he believes it is performance enhancing and should be banned. Log in to Reply idiots March 19, 2013 creatine is also most naturally found in red meats…………… idiots Log in to Reply JJ March 19, 2013 Look – at the same token you could say that aspirine is performance enhancing, or alcohol is, or million other things. I smoke, but not regularly and I haven’t really found anything “enhancing” in thc, maybe a bit more analytic thinking during practice, but it’s when I smoked 2 hours before a session. If someone is clean 2-3 weeks before it’s rather the oppposite effect. He’s problems with sleep and possibly with pain (ie back pain) – he’s out of his environment. In the face of TRT this discussion is just impossibly dumb. We could sit here and talk about how eating too much celery is an enhancing drug if sniffed in, or how much prozac is enhancing for someone who’s depression. There is a reason that marijuana was prescribed to this guy and I fully, 100% support him. Log in to Reply JJ March 19, 2013 It’s appaling how thing get taken out of context. Marijuana is not performance enhancing, just as paracetamol isn’t despite the fact that it’s a pain killer, much stronger than marijuana if you’d call it painkiller at all. THC is something all those idiots talking about do not understand, and there are differences in it’s effects on different individuals. But to say it’s performance enhancing and put it in the same basked with testosterone is one of the dumbest and unintelligent things ever done in this sport Log in to Reply KungFuLowKick March 19, 2013 @ktktktktk Joe is also not a genius…He’s always high so when he doesn’t smoke,he thinks he’s not performing as well as when he’s high.But all the things he said were stupid.Weed IS NOT A PAIN KILLER…Especailly not when you smoked it 2-3 weeks before a fight. Log in to Reply Wink March 19, 2013 Riddle is fukin cool. So what he like to smoke, he’s still an athelete. You heard him, he isn’t trying to get high before walking in the ring, so who cares? Log in to Reply Wellshitthebed! March 19, 2013 @KungFuLowKick Dude! You need to reseach more on Marijuana. Its a proven fact that it helps relieve pain because its a stimulant. But i agree that Joe is no genius! For him not to pass a thc test, he must be smoking more than four times a month. POT HEAD! lmao! Log in to Reply THIS MAN BEAT UP HIS CHILDREN March 19, 2013 beating your children is a enhancing drug? Log in to Reply JJ March 20, 2013 I would be more interested to know how he became such boring and untechnical fighter…and *******, of course Log in to Reply Yomommamoto Norifumi March 20, 2013 Wellshitthebed – cannabis is a DEPRESSANT as in it acts to DEPRESS the CNS via cannabinoid receptors in the brain. So your stimulant = pain relief statement actually = FAIL. Corporate Tard Ville ‘Merica is so ass backwards when it comes to drugs like cannabis and all the little lemmings follow Uncle Sam in their opinions……yet individuals in individual states on to it enough have seen through the B.S. and managed to have it decriminalised for various purposes. Hows your 10 years later, S100 billion “War on Durpa durpa Durrrugs” going? Oh that’s right FAIL. Log in to Reply greengiant March 20, 2013 I don’t think it would have any affect at all if you do not fight high.If he quits 2 weeks before then it has no affect at all when he is fighting.Now,they can’t do tests that say “he has not been high for weeks” so it would be too hard to test.Tests can only be done showing it in your system or not. Log in to Reply big bad jim March 20, 2013 @yomomomoto Cannabis is neither stimulant nor depressant by typical use of the terms, it has both effects. Make a quick google search next time or try smoking it and you won’t come off so ignorant next time. Log in to Reply big bad jim March 20, 2013 Gotta love how many ppl on here are still purporting propaganda about cannabis use. The effects of Cannabis are widely researched and not debatable. Yes it is good for pain relief, it is regularly prescribed for this purpose lol. Yes, it can slow you down. (Performance dehancement?) Yes, it can help you focus and can improve aspects of your performance in many sports. (tons of personal annecdotal, expert annecdotal, and research behind this). Go tell my former basketball coach that I didn’t play better while under Cannabis’ effects and he’ll tell you “You’re a goddamn liar!”. In fact I have 4 different coaches who picked up on it without me informing them of anything. Just because you tried one form of cannabis (2000+ out there) doesn’t mean you understand the effect it has on everyone else and for every different type. Log in to Reply big bad jim March 20, 2013 Here’s one that will really shock you guys…Steroids can hurt your performance! Did you hear that? Some PEDs will actually make you worse, depending on what you need to achieve or what sport. And yet, we call them performance enhancing, like cannabis. Get it yet? Log in to Reply Wellshitthebed! March 20, 2013 @big bad jim. I was trying to make a point that unless you know by experience you wont know. so thanks for your support. Riddle just needs to wait and not smoke for a couple of months before any test. lol! Log in to Reply KungFuLowKick March 21, 2013 @big bad jim @Wellshitthebed! I smoke weed and I can tell you it’s not a pain killer.If it is,it’s the mildest pain killer ever.1 Ibuprofen would work better…What is proven though is it helps sick people get appetite,cannabis oil directly on skin cancer kills cancer and recently a study showed it slows down multiple type of cancer and could kill or stop tumor growth. The pain thing is a way for normal people who want to get weed legally PERIOD.Normal people go there and say:”I hurt my back a while ago and I have chronic back pain since.”They don’t check your back and give you a prescription. Log in to Reply KungFuLowKick March 21, 2013 @big bad jim And there is a HUGE difference between playing basketball on weed and sparring in kickboxing…Some people like to smoke before BJJ,I don’t.And NOBODY smart trains striking while they are high.I tired once because some guys ere telling it helped them in BJJ.It wasn’t so bad in BJJ because there was no GnP,but when it came to sparring I was ****ed. Log in to Reply Wellshitthebed! March 22, 2013 @KungFuLowKick LOL! You must smoke some weak shit dude! I’ve grown shit that would put you out son! Anyway’s……I would not use before training for any sport. Plus, why put chems in you body like Ibuprofen? Log in to Reply KungFuLowKick March 22, 2013 @Wellshitthebed! Ibuprofen(tylenol) actually works as a pain killer.Don’t tell me if you have sciatic nerve problems you will smoke weed before taking real pain killers because you would be lying. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.