After Nate Diaz lost his rematch with Conor McGregor at UFC 202 via a majority decision, he was vaping cannabidiol oil which landed him in hot water with the United States Anti-Doping Agency. According to the latest UFC rumors, Diaz is currently facing a one-year suspension from USADA.
During the UFC 202 press conference revealed that he is vaping CBD oil and he uses it before and after his fights. Nate Diaz and his brother, Nick, are famous advocates of cannabis with Nick being suspended three times for it.
“It’s CBD. It helps with the healing process and inflammation, stuff like that. So you want to get these for before and after the fights, training. It’ll make your life a better place,” Diaz said, as transcribed by FanSided.
According to MMA Fighting, Nate Diaz is facing a yearlong suspension from USADA since CBD is included on the banned substances list of the World Anti-Doping Agency. USADA spokesperson, Ryan Madden, noted in a statement that they are aware of the situation and they are planning on conducting an investigation.
“I can confirm that USADA is aware of the situation and is currently gathering information in order to determine the next appropriate steps,” Madden said.
It should be noted Nate’s post-fight drug test should not contain more than 150 mg/ml of marijuana metabolites in his body to be considered a positive test. Also, CBD oil does not contain THC, which is the substance that makes the user high.
Nevertheless, Nate Diaz is only interested in fighting Conor McGregor, who has been medically suspended for six months. If he gets suspended for a year due to CBD, it will not matter since McGregor can’t fight until 2017 and he wants a crack at the lightweight title.
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