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Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, has revealed that the NSAC will be tripling the levels of marijuana metabolites allowed when drug testing mixed martial artists.

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Post #1   9/6/13 3:20:13PM   

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Go Kizer

It's not like being high gives anyone an advantage during a fight anyways.

Post #2   9/6/13 3:28:10PM   

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Posted by Webbie

Go Kizer

It's not like being high gives anyone an advantage during a fight anyways.



Unless you believe in the UFC jitters.

Post #3   9/6/13 5:23:42PM   

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Posted by FastKnockout


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Go Kizer

It's not like being high gives anyone an advantage during a fight anyways.



Unless you believe in the UFC jitters.



Or the awesome powers of dope.

Post #4   9/6/13 5:44:56PM   

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Posted by FastKnockout


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Go Kizer

It's not like being high gives anyone an advantage during a fight anyways.



Unless you believe in the UFC jitters.



What does that have to do with weed?

I remember Kizer talking about Nick Diaz after he beat Gomi, saying something along the lines of marijuana being the reason that Diaz was able to absorb that much punishment from Gomi without being unconscious or giving up. That was the most ridiculous claim I'd ever heard about weed at that time. It's obvious Kizer has never smoked in his life.

With that said, I'm really glad he seems to have changed his tune. Maybe Rogan got him baked or something.

Post #5   9/6/13 6:18:10PM   

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About time, its not a PED anyway.

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Posted by Webbie


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Webbie

Go Kizer

It's not like being high gives anyone an advantage during a fight anyways.



Unless you believe in the UFC jitters.



What does that have to do with weed?

I remember Kizer talking about Nick Diaz after he beat Gomi, saying something along the lines of marijuana being the reason that Diaz was able to absorb that much punishment from Gomi without being unconscious or giving up. That was the most ridiculous claim I'd ever heard about weed at that time. It's obvious Kizer has never smoked in his life.

With that said, I'm really glad he seems to have changed his tune. Maybe Rogan got him baked or something.



A lot of people credit marijuana for getting rid of anxiety, tension, agitation, etc. So I'm just guessing a fighter (making his UFC debut) who smokes marijuana wouldn't have a problem with the UFC jitters.

Post #7   9/6/13 7:26:08PM   

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3x current levels is probably still not enough. I would guess that most of the silly marijuana suspensions would have still have happened even if they used the new standards. Really unless the dude has enough in his system that he's high going into the ring, it shouldn't be an issue.

Post #8   9/6/13 9:55:25PM   

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I agree, the amount the person uses on a regular basis is going to effect their individual levels. At least they are willing to compromise, they are trying to say that so long as you're not stoned at the time of the fight then you're good. I think we can all agree on that, unless you're soo pre marijuana that you're completely blinded to it's affects.

Post #9   9/7/13 12:02:35AM   

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glad they lifted this..i know alot and i mean ALOT of bjj / mma guys who use THC during training..it helps em calm down and they are able to absorb in more knowledge..

Post #10   9/7/13 11:08:36AM