Originally Posted by xeberus
i smoke the magic dragon from time to time... it helps keep me balanced.
as far as fighters go, i know nick diaz, tito ortiz and kendal grove all have.
but seriously... more people than not have tried weed.
for the record getting high on weed is less damaging to the brain overall than getting drunk, by a good margin. its also more healthy on all ur other organs except your lungs.
a great alternative for consuming a much worse substance, alcohol.
oh and FYI weed is not addictive.
People may go on about how it's not that unhealthy and it's better than alchohol etc. but every hardcore stoner I know ends up being a lazy guy with no initiative. It doesn't seem to matter too much if you use it just a little, but someone tell me you can't spot a chronic pothead on sight. Just lazy as fck man. Even the speech pattern is a lazy drawl.
I'm not saying I haven't puffed it a bit in college, but if you're serious about any sort of athletic training, you can't stick with it.. drug tests and the laziness theory aside, The stuff kills your lung capacity too. Alchohol ain't nearly that bad in comparison.
As far as I know, Nick Diaz is the only pro MMA fighter that's ever tested +ve for it. I wouldn't be surprised if Nate was on it too, but this is based on nothing but a hunch and the way he comes off. BJJ specialists are the only ones that can really afford to be on it and still make it pro.. their specialty relies more on technique and flexibility than athleticism (Royce wasn't exactly buff), so it probably doesn't matter too much.