Dave Herman’s UFC 153 Marijuana Suspension Includes Rehab Requirement

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Biggavelli
11/8/12 7:54:03PM
Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman failed their drug tests following their respective bouts at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Brazil. Now, each has been handed down his suspension by UFC officials.

Since Brazil does not have a sanctioning body to oversee mixed martial arts, the UFC policed itself at UFC 153, hiring a third party company to administer drug testing. UFC 153 was held at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Herman – who test positive for marijuana – did not receive his suspension until Thursday.

Herman has been suspended for “six months from the day of the fight and must undergo and participate in an approved rehabilitation program, and have a clean drug test when the suspension is over, UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner told MMAWeekly.com.

While the UFC is forced to police itself in jurisdictions without a commission, such as Brazil, they did take Herman’s case a step further than most athletic commissions. Most commissions would likely have suspended Herman, but not necessarily added the requirement that he attend an approved rehab program.

Herman will be eligible to return from suspension, granted he meets all of the necessary requirements, on April 13, 2013.

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george112
11/8/12 8:01:20PM
Imo that's a little dumb

Rehab is for addicts. I highly highly doubt he is an addict. And before the naysayers start harping. When I say addicts I mean hard drug users. The fact that there are virtually nonexistent withdrawal symptoms is directing my original comment about this being a little over the top
Budgellism
11/8/12 8:02:27PM

Posted by george112

Imo that's a little dumb

Rehab is for addicts. I highly highly doubt he is an addict. And before the naysayers start harping. When I say addicts I mean hard drug users. The fact that there are virtually nonexistent withdrawal symptoms is directing my original comment about this being a little over the top



A little dumb? It's very, very dumb.
Biggavelli
11/8/12 8:04:38PM
Yeah with both you guys, its also a waste of time and money to send someone to rehab for weed.
Franklinfan47
11/8/12 8:09:43PM
If everyone who toked had to go to rehab, the health care system would be worse off than it is already.
Biggavelli
11/8/12 8:19:05PM

Posted by Franklinfan47

If everyone who toked had to go to rehab, the health care system would be worse off than it is already.



Shit would be crazy, Rehab clinics would be full in every state!
frizzzlecake
11/8/12 8:23:51PM
What's dumb is the face Herman is still in the UFC.
grappler0000
11/8/12 9:37:38PM
Gogoplatapus
11/8/12 9:37:55PM
Fuck that. Losers on all kinds of roids and hormones and shit and they want Pee Wee in rehab. FOH.
crushedbacon
11/8/12 10:06:17PM
Really.....
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tallica62
11/8/12 11:28:49PM
so silly
ghandikush
11/9/12 1:29:05AM
I quit doing all drugs so I can get a new job,. I quit monthly use of MDMA analogues, weekly use of Weed, and weekly use of liquor.

Guess which one is giving me trouble.... liquor... Retards....
bjj1605
11/9/12 9:27:47AM
To bad this fight wasn't in Colorado post presidential elections.....

You can toke there all you want.
ghandikush
11/9/12 10:25:09AM

Posted by bjj1605

To bad this fight wasn't in Colorado post presidential elections.....

You can toke there all you want.



Still federally illegal. UFCs commissions will still screw people for weed.
george112
11/9/12 10:42:53AM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by bjj1605

To bad this fight wasn't in Colorado post presidential elections.....

You can toke there all you want.



Still federally illegal. UFCs commissions will still screw people for weed.



yeah . also even though its "legal" companies could still make it illegal to have in your system while working for them. just like you can't go to work drunk well same applies to weed. all I'm saying is that drug tests are not going to go away just because its legal


ive vaped on my lunch break though and enjoyed the rest of my day at work
ghandikush
11/9/12 10:47:15AM

Posted by george112


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by bjj1605

To bad this fight wasn't in Colorado post presidential elections.....

You can toke there all you want.



Still federally illegal. UFCs commissions will still screw people for weed.



yeah . also even though its "legal" companies could still make it illegal to have in your system while working for them. just like you can't go to work drunk well same applies to weed. all I'm saying is that drug tests are not going to go away just because its legal


ive vaped on my lunch break though and enjoyed the rest of my day at work



HA!

I think in the far off future if it does become commonly legal for recreation (wont) like 2 generations after its legalization through most of the states it would definitely be a nonfactor, just like you dont lose your job if you test positive for alcohol....

Getting drunk last night and being high last night are essentially the same. But mega chains and corperate America have a long way to go before they would ever even consider dropping metabolite testing.....
george112
11/9/12 10:52:07AM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by george112


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by bjj1605

To bad this fight wasn't in Colorado post presidential elections.....

You can toke there all you want.



Still federally illegal. UFCs commissions will still screw people for weed.



yeah . also even though its "legal" companies could still make it illegal to have in your system while working for them. just like you can't go to work drunk well same applies to weed. all I'm saying is that drug tests are not going to go away just because its legal


ive vaped on my lunch break though and enjoyed the rest of my day at work



HA!

I think in the far off future if it does become commonly legal for recreation (wont) like 2 generations after its legalization through most of the states it would definitely be a nonfactor, just like you dont lose your job if you test positive for alcohol....

Getting drunk last night and being high last night are essentially the same. But mega chains and corperate America have a long way to go before they would ever even consider dropping metabolite testing.....



your right. in our lifetime it will be commonly legal for recreation. the old are getting phased out and the process will continue until eventually our generation will be the ones in office and what not. only a matter of time