NICK DIAZ ADMITS TO USING MARIJUANAMixed martial arts player Nick Diaz admits to using marijuana just before every fight in the UFC. Now, he’s not following after A-Rod’s confession to steroid use. He did that because he was forced to after the drug test results were leaked to the press. Diaz admitted to using marijuana because he is honest. For those who want honesty in the field of professional sports Diaz is the guy.

He openly declares that he had been using cannabis and he enjoys it. He even disclosed that he can even avoid positive results during drug tests. According to Diaz he simply detoxifies by drinking herbal cleansers, downs a lot of water, and sweats the same amount. This regimen flushes out the traces of marijuana from his bloodstream. He considers it better than taking steroids.

Marijuana is a banned substance according to the state athletic commission. Diaz has actually been suspended for using them in 2007 before he fought against Japan’s Takanori Gomi. He also paid a fine and was not allowed to compete for 6 months. Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission says that marijuana can be damaging to the body. Diaz on the other hand qualifies his use, saying it is therapeutic for his attention deficit disorder.

On Saturday, Diaz will be fighting Frank Shamrock who is a veteran in the MMA. Shamrock considers it a very important fight. Kizer made a recommendation that he will be tested before the fight.