Is Thiago Silva absolutely stupid?!
I honestly cannot believe he's failed another test. The guy must have rocks for brains.
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It's crazy man. What's making me laugh is all the people online saying that the UFC are going over the top by making him do rehab.
Lets ignore the legality issues, and whether or not it's a performance enhancer. What it most definitely is, is a no-no in terms of the drug testing procedures that the UFC had in place for that event. So if knowing that...
A) You're a professional athlete, competing on the world's biggest stage
B) You're not on the thickest of ice having been busted very recently for a similar offence
C) That there is a very good chance you will be tested at the time of your fight
...you still can't keep off the Mary Jane for just 8 weeks or so around fight time...then yeah, maybe you do have a problem.
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Dude knows BJJ and he's Brazilian. Of course he's a stoner.
He's no more stupid than Nick Diaz but more stupid than other competitors who don't get busted.
He looked kinda stoned fighting Nedkov.
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Just don't take any form of drugs
Is 'marijuana metabolites' in anyway performance enhancing?
if you take a banned substance and it allows you to cope with nerves better leading up to the fight and so sleep more than you would if you didn't take the substance then it's surely enhanced your performance?
I don't think marijuana should be punishable, but that's a debate for another time.
Since it is, it's stupid that he got caught.
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as a regular smoker who also trains i can guarantee it is in absolutely no way, shape, or form performance enhancing.
Originally Posted by BillyNasty
it's hard enough to stay motivated and dedicated to train hard and eat well on a daily basis as is, without taking something which makes you want to curl up on a sofa eating chocolate, it can't possibly be performance enhancing. does the lungs no good either.
its really not easy doing the two. if anything the likes of diaz and silva are putting themselves at more of a disadvantage, but that's their choice, it's just weed bro!
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Originally Posted by RKing85
why risk it? why assume you'll be ok? that's childishly optimistic, given how long that stuff stays in your system.
'maybe on reflection that was a genuine grievance and not a gimmick. '
Originally Posted by londonpride
Forgetting all the 'recovery' business, you're inhaling burnt stuff into your lungs.
In regards to more sleep/recovery and calming nerves, I could list off the amount of anti anxiety stuff people are able to get hold of. Not to mention Valium and over the counter calmers that you could legally use.
If Nick Diaz wants to smoke and go for 5 mile runs then swim to Alcatraz then good for him but he is the ONLY person I know who is an open weed smoker who competes at such a high level consistently so he's an exception.
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