The problem for Dana, as you’ll hear in the video, is that he’s talking about 80% of MMA fighters using marijuana and yet he’s let Nick Diaz blow in the wind and suspended Thiago Silva for six months after a positive test for marijuana metabolites. So, the UFC spin on marijuana doesn’t jive there.
Of course, when you have Che Guevera in California booking a ‘marijuana doctor’ for shows…
The spin on “government regulation” is laughable, especially in Nevada where Keith Kizer relies upon non-endocrinologist Dr. Timothy Trainor to reportedly issue the hall passes for testosterone usage. UFC uses Dr. Jeff Davidson for overseas shows where no commission is regulating them and we know that numerous fighters on past UFC overseas shows have had testosterone hall passes.
For the life of me, I don’t know why Dana White continues to talk about the drug testing issue. He should plead the Fifth every single time a drug testing question comes up and advise the press to go talk to Marc Ratner instead. He would save himself a lot of grief.