If you didn’t get a chance to watch the UFC 202 fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, then you missed out. This meeting determined the welterweight title but has opened the door for controversy-cannabis CBD controversy.
During his post fight pressers, Diaz pulled from a nifty little cannabidiol (CBD) vaporizer. You would think people would be interested in his feelings about the fight, but the drama-seeking media chose to focus on the vape. Diaz’ use of CBD, in this case, was designed to help recovery without getting hung up on painkillers, he used it immediately after the fight:
“It helps with the healing process and inflammation, stuff like that,” Diaz told the media. “So you want to get these for before and after the fights, training. It’ll make your life a better place.”
cannabis users will know that CBD is non-psychoactive, non-addictive and non-toxic.
USADA considers it a “specified substance”. Specified substances are not anabolic or hormonal agents, but they are still prohibited in certain cases, like during competition. USADA and the UFC consider competition to be 6 hours before a fight, during a fight, and 6 hours after a fight.Though he broke the 6-hour rule, and subsequently lost round 1 against USADA, for point deductions.
Diaz now faces a possible one-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Currently, they are investigating the situation, but claim that Diaz’ admitted use during interviews is evidence of use.