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    Quote Originally Posted by brashleyholland View Post
    I have sympathy, but it's more for the dude's family who are missing out on the windfall of their lives because of this. It's a forgivable action, of course. But if eating apples was banned and he ate an apple before his fight, I'd have equally as little sympathy. That money could have been a college fund, a deposit on a house/gym or retirement fund.

    It can be argued that there is a grey area when a fighter unknowingly ingests something in a supplement (although they are ultimate responsible for what's in their body). Then you have the issue of fighters with medical marijuana cards who 'need' to smoke (although I'm told that almost anyone can get hold of a MM card with ease). But that's not what we're dealing with here - Pat had a social smoke. Just for the hell of it. I can't have sympathy for a professional athlete that tempts fate like that. It sucks for the guy, for sure. But it's his own fault for being an idiot.

    As I understand it, he'll not get any of the discretionary bonuses the UFC pays out either. Will he even get his win bonus? Either way, regardless of the FotN and SotN stuff, he knew that getting caught would take a chunk out of his salary.

    If you're a pro fighter, you've a small amount of time in which to earn your money. If you can't abstain completely, abstain before your fights. If even that's too much, then fair play to you, do your thing. I just don't understand anyone thinking "Oooh, poor chap" when someone makes that choice.
    that's a quality post, read it nodding. have to agree. gotta stick by the book and, if you don't, can expect all manner of shit.

    here is Nate Diaz's take on it

    http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC...al-Tweet-52547

    *oh and brad, sorry i used the ugly word 'simplistic', ouch, yeah that was rude of me, apologies.
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    Yay!! I'm a lightweight, I just donated $1, well 60p.

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