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  • 11-20-2012, 09:08 PM
    K1NG P3NN
    I may be wrong, but didn't Riddle step up on short notice for this fight? Maybe he misjudged the time it would take to get it out of his system. Not condoning it, but just curious.
  • 11-20-2012, 07:19 PM
    AnchorPunch
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Really far out. Like a whole 2 weeks.

    Stoners are so funny.
    "rip a tube" is what made me laugh.
  • 11-20-2012, 05:10 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    "I'm not asking to, you know, rip a tube before I get in the Octagon. It's like I quit, I quit pretty far out, like two weeks.
    Really far out. Like a whole 2 weeks.

    Stoners are so funny.
  • 11-20-2012, 04:51 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
  • 11-20-2012, 04:01 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Matt Riddle: Marijuana makes me very nice - Mixed Martial Arts News
    Matt Riddle has, uniquely in the modern era, spent his entire professional career in the UFC. Back in July when he was offered a fight vs. Chris Clements with just one week notice, he took it.

    Riddle finshined Clements with an Arm Triangle at 2:02 of Round 3, earning Submission of the Night honors, and a total of $100,000.

    However, Riddle is a medical marijuana user in Nevada, and failed to disclose that fact to the officials regulating the event. When a bllod test indicated usage of a prohibited recreational drug, the decision was changed to a No Contest. Riddle was also suspended for 90 days, but the announcement was approximately 90 days after the fight and applied retroactively, so the practical effect was negligible.

    In an interview with MMAMania following his win over John Maquire at UFC 154 on Saturday, Riddle riffed on reefer and regulation.

    "If you ask me I'm 8-3. I'm not 7-3-1, I'm 8-3," sadi Riddle. "And if you watch the tape I don't think you'd argue with that. You know I dropped him with a liver kick, I hit him with a standing arm-triangle and you know, it was a very dominant performance.

    "I think it's really unfortunate they took a hard-earned win from me that I took on a week's notice and I did everything in my power to pass that drug test, I've never failed a drug test in my life until that day and that was never my intention. So it does suck, but at the same time I'll never forget that win. It was a great experience, a great feeling and I made $100,000 in one night, so you tell me who's the winner if that's a no contest."

    "The UFC had me take a test before I got here, last Friday and Monday and I passed both those tests. They were not taking a chance and they said if I failed that test they probably would have pulled me from the card.

    "So I passed that test and that's what it is and you know, in the future I mean I know all these guys are taking testosterone and all that and they have medical releases, and I'm hoping maybe I can talk to a commission or talk to somebody and maybe get the rules changed."

    "I won't test positive ever again I can assure you."

    "I'm not asking to, you know, rip a tube before I get in the Octagon. It's like I quit, I quit pretty far out, like two weeks. But, I'm like a heavy user, you know, to be honest and it sticks around in my system because I'm skin and bone, you know, but it still sticks in my system. So, you know, that's what it is and until they change the rules or amend it, I'll abide by whatever they tell me to do."

    "I've explained it to other people, I'm very high strung. You can ask anybody who hangs out with me, when I'm not on my medicine -- not that I'm hard to be around, but I'm very intense. You say something stupid I'll f------ let you know, I go off. You know, I'm very, it's almost like a New York minute, I'm very fast, I'm right to the point, I'm in your face. Like right now, ba-da-ba-ba, I'm talking very fast. I like to slow it down, I like to be normal, I like to be like a normal person and right now it's like I'm on edge."

    "If I didn't just get out of the cage I'd want to beat the s--- out of somebody just for no reason. And that's just how I'm wired, and I don't like it. I like being the nice guy. So when I use, I'm a very nice guy and everybody around me loves me more. I'm just a much more pleasant person to be around."

    "The unfortunate part is, you know, in this world, you know, people are okay if you take Xanax, testosterone and all these other drugs as long as a doctor prescribes them. But, if you're prescribed medical marijuana, you know, because of your issues, it's not acceptable and they really frown upon it.

    "I hope, you know, two states already legalized it in America and I just hope they really turn it around."
  • 10-23-2012, 01:30 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by disposableassassin View Post
    I let weed make me sedentary. It was a choice, admittedly a poor choice, but still a choice. Had I made myself be more active while smoking who knows.
    Not too late.
  • 10-23-2012, 01:27 PM
    LefthookStcrook
    Btw am I the only one who Google Earth'd matt Riddles place? lol, not a bad little apartment complex.
  • 10-23-2012, 01:26 PM
    LefthookStcrook
    Yea smoking deffinetly puts me "in the zone", super focus and determined to get shit done. When it doesnt go my way I throw a hissy fit because I feel I should be able to do whatever I set my mind on, a bit fucked up I know lol. But Ive heard Joe Rogan say he gets very critical of himself when he smokes.

    I find when I smoke, get focused and fail, I start nit picking everything I did and didnt do, then start wondering if I would've done the same thing sober...then I smoke another joint lol.

    But yeah If im about to play a sport/take a test/do a job/watch any TV/Play Games/Listen to music/have sex/ do outdoor activities/ eat/ fucking jerk-off/drive etc etc Im probably smoking a joint, just finished one or am rolling one.

    if you decide to smoke trees then get in the car. Those people certainly do need to be fined.
    I disagree. I've ran 120' crane trucks all over Canada and been smoking the whole time. I drive and smoke whereever I got to go, If I had kids I obviously wouldnt smoke with them in the car, but while Blazed?..I guess we'll have to see when I get there lol.

    But as far as "Oh I smoked a joint or 4, cant drive", I disagree. IMO an accident is just that, an accident. I can understand if you fell asleep or blanked out not paying attention because you were high. But If I smoked a joint, and was completley focused on the road and not getting into an accident, but dickhead in the van decides to run a redlight and T-bone me, what does that have to do with anything?

    Heres an example/story. A buddy and I get finished doing a job at our big mall, we load up the crane truck and smoke a joint in the parking lot. When its time to go one of our riggers(a huge solid steel leg) came sliding out from underneath the truck and we took out a telephone pole. Thank god that was the only thing it hit, anybody walking in that section would've been dead.

    Now immediatley I start flipping out at my rigger-guy, thinking he got baked and didnt do his job properly in securing the riggers. But What Happened what that the lock was so old and rusty that it just broke, just like that.

    It was a legit accident that could've happen at anytime, flying down the highway murdering anything it hit. But was OUR weed smoking to blame. I think not. Accidents happen, weither sober or stoned, and sometimes theres no amount of precaution, it can still happen.
  • 10-22-2012, 11:24 PM
    disposableassassin
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Have you played sports while smoking? If you are being a sedentary slob, sure your body will have a different reaction to it.
    I let weed make me sedentary. It was a choice, admittedly a poor choice, but still a choice. Had I made myself be more active while smoking who knows.
  • 10-22-2012, 11:19 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by Luc1an View Post
    spoken lika true pothead lol =) and yes some weed slows your reaction time. thats 100% proven. fuck dude back in the day (when i smoked) i had weed that slowed my reaction time to control my own fucking drool lol. Dont tell me that wouldnt slow my reaction time to lets say drive? =)
    Have you played sports while smoking? If you are being a sedentary slob, sure your body will have a different reaction to it.

    Instead of having a desire to eat the entire refridgerator, you have the desire to do what you are currently doing. And yes, you become hyper-focused. Try BJJ or even the gym after one or two tokes. Or else you can retain your absurd beliefs.

    You don't need to be a silly cunt and smoke a whole blunt. Else, you will be zombified. I won't drive with the kids in the car after a couple tokes but solo I will. I have no problem driving. Were I a retarded teenager again who takes 5 bong tokes then goes to drive home, yes it would affect my driving.

    It's the equivalent of 1-2 beers vs. drinking an entire 40 and trying to drive if you decide to smoke trees then get in the car. Those people certainly do need to be fined. But, show me the deaths from marijuana compared to alcohol and I will scoff.
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