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Ronda Rousey Gets It! She Just Took Over a Press Conference to Hammer the War on Marijuana

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It was announced this week by the Nevada Athletic Commission that welterweight UFC fighter, Nick Diaz will be fined $165,000, and will be suspended for five years after testing positive for marijuana.

The government agency levied the ridiculous fine and multiple-year suspension, not because Diaz was cheating or using steroids, but because they found traces of a plant that grows out of the ground in his blood.

According to Sherdog.com:

The UFC welterweight failed just one of the three drug tests administered during a five-hour period on the night of the event. The two negative results came from the Sports Medicine and Research Testing Laboratory, a World Anti-Doping Agency accredited lab, while the positive test came from Quest Diagnostics, which is not WADA accredited. The NAC ultimately decided that Quest’s testing methods were more “sophisticated.”

UFC champion Ronda Rousey responded with an epic mic-dropping backlash to the NAC’s decision to punish Diaz for alleged marijuana use.

“It’s not right for him to be suspended five years for marijuana. I’m against them testing for weed at all,” Rousey said during a press conference in Australia.

Rousey went on to point out the ridiculous nature of testing for a substance that is not used for cheating.

“It’s not a performance-enhancing drug. It has nothing to do with athletic competition; it’s only tested for political reasons,” asserted Rousey in a logical manner. “They say, ‘It’s only for your safety to keep you from hurting yourself because you’re out there.’ You know what, then why don’t they test for all the other things that could possibly hurt us that we could be under the influence of while we’re out there?”

Rousey makes a powerful point with her statement. By the state’s logic of testing people for pot to “keep them safe,” they should be testing for tobacco and alcohol as well. These two substances are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths annually while marijuana kills no one.

Rousey also pointed out the state’s heavy-handed hypocrisy in doling out their punishment to Diaz. Anderson Silva, who defeated Diaz via unanimous decision before the result was overturned, received a one-year suspension, after actually being caught cheating.

In August, Silva tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, and he received a mere one-year suspension. Diaz tests positive for a plant, and he gets five years.

Nothing to see here folks.

“It’s so unfair. If one person tests for steroids, that could actually hurt a person, and the other person smokes a plant that makes them happy, and he gets suspended for five years, where the guy that could have hurt someone so much that he could’ve died in there gets a slap on the wrist. It’s not fair. It’s not fair at all,” said Rousey.

Well, Ronda Rousey, the entire war on drugs is not fair. Not only is it unfair, but it is a villainous cancer that plagues the world by creating violent criminal monopolies on the street and in the government. It also deprives morally innocent people of their freedom.

“It doesn’t make me a bad person for saying it. I can’t believe it’s not being said more. Yeah, I think they really should free Nick Diaz,” stated Rousey. And she is right, calling out the ridiculous nature of Diaz’s suspension does not make her a bad person. It makes her a good person. It makes her a courageous person who leads by example and stands up for what is right, despite the immoral legislation that says otherwise.

“I don’t think that marijuana should be part of the conversation at all. I think it’s an invasion of privacy for them to test for it and they have no right.”

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  • I knew I liked her! I think she’s vegan as well. (Y)

    • Not vegan, but still awesome.
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qI2YwwTDr5w

    • Are you sure about that? I know she’s recently changed her diet.

    • And… watch that ad closely. You never actually see her eat anything. You KNOW she doesn’t put that crap in her body.

    • True, but why support that if it went against her values? And it’s a fairly recent ad. Not that I care one way or another. I don’t judge people based on their dietary choices.

    • We’re both right. She’s formerly a vegan. Just looked it up.

    • Well and it’s not like she NEEDS the money at this point! Just her bonuses alone from her fights have added up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    • She’s said that after a fight she always pigs out on hot wings to celebrate.

    • After ten weeks of training and very strict dietary and caloric constraints that’s neither unreasonable nor surprising.

  • I knew I liked her! I think she’s vegan as well. (Y)

    • Not vegan, but still awesome.
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qI2YwwTDr5w

    • Are you sure about that? I know she’s recently changed her diet.

    • And… watch that ad closely. You never actually see her eat anything. You KNOW she doesn’t put that crap in her body.

    • True, but why support that if it went against her values? And it’s a fairly recent ad. Not that I care one way or another. I don’t judge people based on their dietary choices.

    • We’re both right. She’s formerly a vegan. Just looked it up.

    • Well and it’s not like she NEEDS the money at this point! Just her bonuses alone from her fights have added up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    • She’s said that after a fight she always pigs out on hot wings to celebrate.

    • After ten weeks of training and very strict dietary and caloric constraints that’s neither unreasonable nor surprising.

  • I knew I liked her! I think she’s vegan as well. (Y)

    • Not vegan, but still awesome.
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qI2YwwTDr5w

    • Are you sure about that? I know she’s recently changed her diet.

    • And… watch that ad closely. You never actually see her eat anything. You KNOW she doesn’t put that crap in her body.

    • True, but why support that if it went against her values? And it’s a fairly recent ad. Not that I care one way or another. I don’t judge people based on their dietary choices.

    • We’re both right. She’s formerly a vegan. Just looked it up.

    • Well and it’s not like she NEEDS the money at this point! Just her bonuses alone from her fights have added up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    • She’s said that after a fight she always pigs out on hot wings to celebrate.

    • After ten weeks of training and very strict dietary and caloric constraints that’s neither unreasonable nor surprising.

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  • The fighters are allowed to take opiates for pain with a prescription but banned for 5 years for testing positive for THC! Smh.

  • The fighters are allowed to take opiates for pain with a prescription but banned for 5 years for testing positive for THC! Smh.

  • The fighters are allowed to take opiates for pain with a prescription but banned for 5 years for testing positive for THC! Smh.

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  • If you get enough people to agree that murder is ok, that doesn’t make it ok.

    • More like that should be told to the American president lol.

    • Comparing marijuana to murder..? Lol Marijuana has many health benefits and is way safer than alcohol, which is actually legal. Just because you don’t agree with something someone else does doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. Please do some research and inform yourself before having such strong convictions.

    • C’mon Ansley, you know I’m not comparing the two. Marijuana may have some health benefits, (in its oil form, not from smoking it) but it is arguable that its way safer than alcohol. It’s still illegal to drive while high, at least in the state of Colorado. I’ve actually seenA few documentaries on marijuana and its uses.

    • Bye Felisha

    • Ludicrous comparisons much?

  • If you get enough people to agree that murder is ok, that doesn’t make it ok.

    • More like that should be told to the American president lol.

    • Comparing marijuana to murder..? Lol Marijuana has many health benefits and is way safer than alcohol, which is actually legal. Just because you don’t agree with something someone else does doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. Please do some research and inform yourself before having such strong convictions.

    • C’mon Ansley, you know I’m not comparing the two. Marijuana may have some health benefits, (in its oil form, not from smoking it) but it is arguable that its way safer than alcohol. It’s still illegal to drive while high, at least in the state of Colorado. I’ve actually seenA few documentaries on marijuana and its uses.

    • Bye Felisha

    • Ludicrous comparisons much?

  • If you get enough people to agree that murder is ok, that doesn’t make it ok.

    • More like that should be told to the American president lol.

    • Comparing marijuana to murder..? Lol Marijuana has many health benefits and is way safer than alcohol, which is actually legal. Just because you don’t agree with something someone else does doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. Please do some research and inform yourself before having such strong convictions.

    • C’mon Ansley, you know I’m not comparing the two. Marijuana may have some health benefits, (in its oil form, not from smoking it) but it is arguable that its way safer than alcohol. It’s still illegal to drive while high, at least in the state of Colorado. I’ve actually seenA few documentaries on marijuana and its uses.

    • Bye Felisha

    • Ludicrous comparisons much?

  • Thank you Rhonda!

  • Thank you Rhonda!

  • Thank you Rhonda!

  • Look, I get it, I do. Marijuana should be legal, and the only reason it’s not is due to the fact it’d put dupont, and a few other huge government corporations out of business. However, if you work for a company and they have a no drug policy, and do random drug testing, you’re at their disposal when you get caught. The punishment is outlandish compared to the steroid and cocaine punishments, but diaz has had issues fighting fans, and jumping people in the ring. He’s a fucking scumbag.

  • Look, I get it, I do. Marijuana should be legal, and the only reason it’s not is due to the fact it’d put dupont, and a few other huge government corporations out of business. However, if you work for a company and they have a no drug policy, and do random drug testing, you’re at their disposal when you get caught. The punishment is outlandish compared to the steroid and cocaine punishments, but diaz has had issues fighting fans, and jumping people in the ring. He’s a fucking scumbag.

  • Look, I get it, I do. Marijuana should be legal, and the only reason it’s not is due to the fact it’d put dupont, and a few other huge government corporations out of business. However, if you work for a company and they have a no drug policy, and do random drug testing, you’re at their disposal when you get caught. The punishment is outlandish compared to the steroid and cocaine punishments, but diaz has had issues fighting fans, and jumping people in the ring. He’s a fucking scumbag.

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  • Weed is a performance enhancing drug?

    • Your a clown you don’t even? Know what your saying WEED IS A ENHANCEMENT DRUG your a fanny go try some ya dafty

  • Weed is a performance enhancing drug?

    • Your a clown you don’t even? Know what your saying WEED IS A ENHANCEMENT DRUG your a fanny go try some ya dafty

  • That a girl nicks fine is bad enough but five year suspension is ridiculous . Every other drug of course but weed does not give the advantage like steroids . ❤️

  • That a girl nicks fine is bad enough but five year suspension is ridiculous . Every other drug of course but weed does not give the advantage like steroids . ❤️

  • Here’s a truck load of likes everyone should speak up against the war on drugs . Weed should not bé on the bad list , it cures cancer calms my OCDs and much more ❤️

  • Here’s a truck load of likes everyone should speak up against the war on drugs . Weed should not bé on the bad list , it cures cancer calms my OCDs and much more ❤️

  • I don’t use it but I’m against long prison terms for marijuana users.

  • I don’t use it but I’m against long prison terms for marijuana users.

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  • yet its legal in 25 states needs sorted anyway

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  • She is right. It`s all politcal. Certainly not performance enhancing. Thoser pricks. Some places do get it. Don`t hold your breath in Candaa. Religous based party in power, not far from the bitch who wouldn`t issued gay marriage licenses, it will remain illogical and all f`kd up.

  • She is right. It`s all politcal. Certainly not performance enhancing. Thoser pricks. Some places do get it. Don`t hold your breath in Candaa. Religous based party in power, not far from the bitch who wouldn`t issued gay marriage licenses, it will remain illogical and all f`kd up.

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  • She is absolutely right.

  • She is absolutely right.

  • fuckn shitty deals Ronda Rousey