Ronda Rousey Sounds off on Marijuana and Nick Diaz

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In a recent interview with MMAWeekly Radio, women’s mixed martial artist and Strikeforce resident, Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey let rip on her thoughts of marijuana and Nick Diaz.

The debate as to whether athletes should be suspended for positive weed tests has been all the rage ever since former Strikeforce welterweight champion Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143.

With regards to Rousey, she is totally against the idea of the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) testing for cannabis and deems it an invasion of athletes' privacy and a breach of their constitutional rights.

The 25-year-old judoka also thinks NSAC are being overly officious in order to make athletes kowtow to their version of what is right.

Secondly, she believes that marijuana isn’t a performance-enhancing drug and anyone who suggests otherwise has either never dabbled in marijuana or contested a fight.

Conversely, Rousey (4-0 MMA) made it crystal clear that she was wholly anti any type of performance-enhancing drugs.

However, on the subject of Diaz and his ongoing marijuana dilemma, she gave the Stocktonian her full support.

“...It’s not like he’s breaking any laws, he has prescription, it’s been given to him by a doctor in California where it’s legal. It doesn’t help him to be a better fighter,” Rousey said.

The 145-pound fighter also claimed that the topic of smoking marijuana was akin to the elephant in the room.

Rousey is scheduled to face off against reigning Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Meisha Tate on March 3, 2012, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


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