Posted by xthe_scottx
Posted by JimiMak
If an activity doesn't "enhance" performance I don't care what a fighter does in his free time. Nor an actor musician any other athlete etc. I don't care if any of you do it, why would you care if a fighter likes to get high? Do you hate on fighters that like to drink?
Once again, it's not that these drugs don't enhance performance but the fact that they are illegal. An athlete in any sport should not only be a role model but someone who can be trusted not to break the law. I don't understand why this keeps coming up. If fighters started beating people up on the streets because they felt like it, people would say they were overrated and terrible people and yet when they use an illegal substance you say it shouldn't be considered a problem? I am in no way trying to insult you but shouldn't someone who does something illegal pay the price for their crime whether they are a professional fighter, celebrity or just someone who wants to get high?
Payment for crimes is determined by police and judges not sac's. Is the legal problem your only issue? If they were tomorrow to decide psychedelic mushrooms are legal would you say o well?
And while this thread is on shrooms this usually comes up in regards to pot, in both California and Nevada it has been decriminilized. It's a civil infraction equal to jay walking or littering. Should the state athletic commisions be making sure ppl don't get traffic tickets?
They should only be concerned with things that directly effect the sport. If UFC wants to have codes of outside conduct like the NFL that they enforce with their own fines suspensions etc then the fighter has to live up to that standard. Until then, IMHO, proffessional athletes have no responsibility to act as role models. They get paid to do a job. And again, I don't care what these guys do on their personal time. Ppl pay to see them do what they do, not because of what kind of person they are, because they do it better than anyone else. And the comparison to fighting outside of the ring is ridiculous because that hurts others.