Nick Diaz and Snoop Dogg Talk Failed Drug Tests, Weed in Sports, and Flashy Fighters

The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, MMA champ, and cannabis advocate joins Uncle Snoop on “GGN.”

Nick Diaz hits weed like he hits opponents—frequently. The 33-year-old MMA fighter and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Stockton, Calif., has won many memorable fights and several championships across competitions in UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce, EliteXC, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), DREAM, and Shooto, but his toughest opponent is arguably the Nevada State Athletic Commission. (No disrespect to Georges St-Pierre, Carlos Condit, KJ Noons, Anderson Silva, or anybody else who could pummel us silly.)

On three occasions, the NSAC has fined and suspended Diaz, who is an admitted medical marijuana patient, for positive marijuana tests. Commission Chairman Dr. Tony Alamo claimed cannabis was a performance-enhancer that made him “numb to the pain” and gave him an unfair advantage. In Sept. 2015, following a failed test at UFC 183, the NSAC gave him a five-year suspension—its second-longest behind Wanderlei Silva’s since-overturned 2014 lifetime ban for refusing to submit to a drug test—and fined him $165,000. On appeal, the punishment was later reduced and lifted. Diaz, who, like his younger brother, vaping Nate Diaz, is a cannabis advocate, has pointed out the absurdity of punishing marijuana use in a sport that has been rife with steroid use.

On the newest episode of GGN, Nick Diaz and his friend Snoop talk about testing positive, weed in sports, flashy fighters, Cher showing him love, and more. Watch the full interview on MJ’s YouTube network, then be sure to check out all the classic GGN eps with stars like Seth Rogen, Jamie Foxx, Ice Cube, Omarion, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, and Khloe Kardashian.

Written on January 05, 2017 by

MERRY JANE Staff

MERRY JANE is based in Los Angeles, California and is dedicated to elevating the discussion around cannabis culture.