UFC champ Ronda Rousey says marijuana testing is ‘invasion of privacy’
“Honestly I feel like weed is not a performance-enhancing drug at all,” Rousey told MMAjunkie. “We are tested for it for entirely political reasons. The athletic commission is there to make sure we compete fairly and they are testing us for something that has nothing to do with athletic competition.”
Eye’s positive test added her name to a long list of fighters in the sport who have been flagged for the banned substance. The result of that test resulted in a probationary suspension, a fine and her UFC 166 victory over Sarah Kaufman being overturned to a no-decision.
While Rousey has previously spoken out against other banned substances in the sport, she feels marijuana shouldn’t be included in the discussion of performance-enhancing drugs and doesn’t intend to change her belief that it has no barring on MMA competition.
“It is beyond their rights [to test for marijuana],” Rousey said. “It’s actually an invasion of privacy.”