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    Default Matt Riddle Rips TRT Use While Defending Use Of Marijuana In Epic Rant

    “Funny thing about that is steroids aren’t on the same level as marijuana. You can do steroids in the UFC now, didn’t you hear? [TRT] is steroids and you can do steroids as long as you get a doctor’s note now. So Vitor Belfort just pops for testosterone and everybody’s like, ‘Oh, he failed.”‘

    No he didn’t, he has a doctor’s note so it’s okay.

    And honestly, I think it’s ridiculous. The reason why they say I can’t use marijuana is because it’s a performance-enhancing drug. Okay, I understand that. It’s a performance-enhancing drug to you. Whatever. But testosterone isn’t? Steroids aren’t? And if you’re saying I can’t smoke because you need to keep other fighters safe or myself safe because I’m too high, don’t you think you should keep others safe by not letting people using steroids into the cage? That’s how I look at it.
    “And on top of all that, it wouldn’t bother me if they tested for THC, because I would never fail for THC because I would literally have to be that high when they tested me or I’d have to be high the day before. Instead they just test you for metabolites which you just mentioned which can stay in your system for up to a month after you’re done smoking.

    Let’s be honest. It’s White America, it’s the big man, it’s the guy with the money, it’s the pharmaceutical companies, it’s the alcohol companies that don’t want want marijuana legalized and they’ll do anything. They’ll ridicule it, they’ve already had slanderous campaigns about it.

    I’ve been smoking weed since I was 13 and look at me. I’m in the UFC and I smash people with a smile on my face. It’s not a performance enhancing drug. It makes me relax. It makes me happy. Honestly, it probably keeps me from beating my three kids because they’re always screaming and crying at me and my wife’s crazy and you know what life’s like. It’s hard sometimes and honestly, I like to go to my game room and rip a tube and just sit back and relax and enjoy a 20 minute show, go out, see my family, take care of everything I have to take care of, and that’s what I do. A lot of people think it’s okay to drink a fifth of jack and beat their wife. I don’t.”
    http://www.bjpenn.com/matt-riddle-ri...rant-ufc-news/

    I know riddle took a lot of heat on here for his comments about his KO being better than Halls on TUF but what he says here is 100% the truth
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    It is pretty ridiculous that you can take a shot of testosterone, which directly increases your ability to inflict damage, but you can't smoke a doctor prescribed joint. Even if you don't have a doctor's note for TRT, the penalty is about the same as it is for weed legally (someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Riddle and Diaz both have med marijuana cards).

    Also, on a side note, I think he's right about major companies being the only real road block stopping weed from being as legal as alcohol. The world would be a much better place though if everyone gave up the booze and started blazing. I smoke weed every day though, so nobody really cares what I think.

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    You're allowed to apply for a TUE for Marijuana too. That renders his whole argument invalid, lol.

    Also, I've always suspected that he uses PEDs as well.





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    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    You're allowed to apply for a TUE for Marijuana too. That renders his whole argument invalid, lol.

    Also, I've always suspected that he uses PEDs as well.





    What do you need to do to get a TUE for marijuana? I know Riddle has a medical marijuana card, and I believe Diaz has one as well. What's stopping them from having a TUE?

    Also the pictures you posted show him at 21 and 26. Men fill are still filling out naturally during that period, especially if they are working out all the time. I don't think it's fair to suggest he uses PEDs just off those pics.

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    his rant sounds like a typical pothead rant, but the ironic thing is, he makes a lot of sense. it's a shame it'll go ignored by the drug free masses...

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    Oh I'm not saying he's gotten bigger (lol, I guess since the pics are getting larger I can understand why you thought that).

    I'm pointing out how ridiculously shredded his abs always are. I think he is using test prop or at the very least some clenbuterol.

    As far as why Diaz or Riddle never applied for a TUE, I couldn't tell you. But I do know that it was an option available to them.

    According to Kizer, though, Diaz had another option: coming to the NSAC weeks before fighting and applying for a therapeutic exemption (TUE) for his marijuana use.
    In the past fighters have applied for exemptions for the use of testosterone replacement therapy and more traditional prescription drugs for psychological issues, but Kizer said that no one during his tenure has ever applied for a therapeutic exemption for prescribed marijuana use. This includes Diaz.

    “I’ve never had that – a fighter saying they want to use marijuana for medicinal purposes,” he said.
    NSAC Head Says Diaz Could Have Applied for Therapeutic Use Exemption for Marijuana


    If you're Nick Diaz's manager, and you've never even tried to apply for a TUE on his behalf... then you're a short-sighted failure who has no business managing anyone. Ever.
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    I'm curious now... has there ever been a instance where a fighter applied and succeeded for a TUE for marijuana? Or even just applied?

    As tucker pointed out, both Diaz and Riddle seem to have all the right tools to apply for a TUE for the ganja, why don't they get it? Or do they even try?

    Got me curious anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonesKnows View Post
    I know riddle took a lot of heat on here for his comments about his KO being better than Halls on TUF but what he says here is 100% the truth
    No. it isn't. He goes off the rails before he even states his case. He's not prohibited from using marijuana because of it's performance enhancing abilities. He's prohibited from using marijuana because it's still illegal by federal mandate.

    I'm disappointed this clown found the press. He has nothing to say that is even remotely interesting.

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    CSAC Passes Amendment Allowing Therapeutic Exemptions for TRT and Marijuana | | Cagepotato

    Just found this searching the interwebs.

    Some big news out of California today, as it appears that the California State Athletic Commission has taken a huge step towards legalizing the therapeutic use of testosterone and marijuana in mixed martial arts competition. SI.com was the first to break the news:

    The California State Athletic Commission voted on Monday to approve an amendment that allows therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for combat sports’ athletes who use drugs currently banned by the state agency for medical purposes, including testosterone and marijuana.

    To be adopted into state law, the amendment’s verbiage must now be reviewed and approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs and then the state’s Office of Administrative Law, a process that could take months or even years, if it passes at all.

    OK, so it’s not as big of news as one could have hoped, but it’s something, right? Then again, depending on your stance on testosterone replacement therapy (or marijuana for that matter), this could be a step in the wrong direction for the sport of MMA. Personally, I could care less if someone smokes a little weed in the off season; the fact that it is still demonized by some in our current over-prescribed, pill-popping culture is nothing short of ridiculous. As for TRT, well, it seems a little odd to me that some of the most physically fit athletes in the world would have a testosterone problem to begin with, but I’m just going to plead ignorance and leave it at that.

    Few can forget who spearheaded this amendment in the first place, none other than the man with the “biggest arms in MMA,” Chael Sonnen. Following his fifth round submission loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117, Sonnen’s post-fight drug test came back positive for an absurdly high amount of testosterone. Chael would appeal the one year suspension he received thereafter on the grounds that he had received an exemption from the previous commission for his medical diagnosed case of hypogonadism. When no such paperwork was found by newly appointed CSAC executive director George Dodd, Sonnen’s suspension was reduced then quickly reinstated.

    Believe it or not, among the fighters to receive therapeutic exemptions for testosterone was Dan Henderson before his fight with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 139:

    Dodd told SI.com in December that Henderson’s rigorous approval process served as a test case that the commission used to evaluate its proposed TUE requirements.

    Like Henderson, one of three fighters approved for a testosterone TUE in Nevada, Dodd said future TUE candidates would need to provide extensive medical records documenting past use of the drug for medical purposes.

    For a testosterone exemption specifically, Dodd said an applicant would be asked to provide blood tests prior to (30 days before) and after a contest to ensure levels were within acceptable margins. Dodd said that all materials submitted would be reviewed by the CSAC’s medical advisory board, which added an endocrinologist to its ranks on Monday for such cases.

    Definitely an interesting development in this whole TRT issue to say the least. And though nothing was mentioned about marijuana usage in the article, we will keep you informed as to any developments regarding this legislation as they develop.

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