Sanchez Fined For Pot!
- 03-22-2007, 09:29 PM
Sanchez Fined For Pot!
Sherdog.com - Serving up Heaping Fistfuls of Mixed Martial Arts
UFC welterweight star Diego Sanchez was fined $500 and suspended three months following his Dec. 13 knockout of Joe Riggs at Miramar Marine Crops Air Station, Carlos Arias of the Orange County Register reported Thursday.
California State Athletic Commission executive officer Armando Garcia informed Arias that Sanchez has paid the fine and served his suspension, and is now free to fight Josh Koscheck April 7 in Houston, Texas.
Sanchez is another in a growing line of young mixed martial artists who have tested positive for marijuana following a fight.
Most recently, the Nevada State Athletic Commission informed Nick Diaz that his post-fight urinalysis found traces of marijuana in his system. Diaz, 23, will have an opportunity to state his case in front of the NSAC on April 11, Sherdog.com has learned.
Does this mean that marijuana will be classified as a performance enhancing drug? That's two winners positive for pot!
- 03-22-2007, 09:39 PM
More power to him, I say, if the Dirty Sanchez needs to chill with some weed, that's ok.I always thought that Diego needed a good lovin woman to sooth his rough edges and Da Smoke is far less debilitating than regular use of Da Drink is. Glad he was'nt sanctioned out of UFC 69 for this, cause I'm looking forward to this fight.
Sanchez and Koscheck, barring a flash KO, should be a really good one, two well matched opponents in a nasty grudge match, they really hate each other and are fighting for a title shot.
03-22-2007, 10:48 PM
That's some BS I could see a fine for performance enhancers but come on smoking some bud is nonsense why even test for it. He needs to state a medical case to the NSAC LOL
03-23-2007, 10:44 AM
it's a joke for sure. It's ok if he gets piss drunk but not smoke a little herb. Personally I'm not into marijuana never have been but I'll be damned if I can come up with a good reason why its outlawed.
03-23-2007, 12:13 PM
The claim is that it could help reduce the fighter's sensitivity to pain. So a fighter being able to withstand more pain has the potential to stay in a fight longer. In regards to Sanchez's last fight, the only pain I imagine he might have had would be in his knee.
03-23-2007, 01:59 PM
03-23-2007, 07:47 PM
03-24-2007, 01:39 PM
03-24-2007, 01:42 PM
I hate it that athletes are suspended and reprimanded for using marijuana; if anything, it is a performance decreasing drug. I think they should get a bonus if they can still smoke marijuana and perform at a high level.
03-25-2007, 01:19 AM
Herb is strictly for relaxing
03-25-2007, 01:29 PM
Supposedly, Eddie Bravo has claimed that he grapples better when "stoned".
Of course, I highly doubt that anyone is performing better due to using marijuana.
03-25-2007, 01:42 PM
How do they make weight smoking the herb??
That's what I wanna' know.
I'd never make weight if I smoked.
03-25-2007, 04:00 PM
03-26-2007, 07:35 PM
I think most pro-athletes use herb for the post-game.....it would def. have an effect to dull the doreness of a rough game...
pot being illegal is b.s....its was made illegal not only because of competition with alochol but it was directly associated with the counter-culture revolution of the 1960's and 70's and the vietnam war era. Marijuana is even classified as a "schedule 1" drug in law in the same level of harmfullness as heroin, crystal meth, and crack coccaine ! It was outlawed with false evidence of causing hysteria in children and even went as far to say it caused one teen to murder his whole family....the movie "reefer madness" was made originally to promote marijuana awarness...it's a joke....
sorry i'm venting.... i might lose my license and be fined $3,000 because of a half a joint in my ashtray AHHHHHHH
03-26-2007, 08:13 PM
Not everyone gets mellow on MJ.
I did when I was a teenager, somewhere along the way as my neurochemistry and/or general craziness shifted into adulthood, even normally stoning couchlock Indicas energize me.
I hardly partake at all anymore, haven't for a long time, it's an inebriating stimulant for me, it's seriously amps me up.
The general exception proving the rule, I guess, the Nordic Berzerker gene, the Western equivalent to the Asian Hashians.
In all seriousness, I've heard the same from quite a few other upper level athletes, there's something different about our neurochemistry in some of us, He Men Master of the Universe Types.
03-26-2007, 08:32 PM
yeh i agree somewhat...i did have a couple of friends that would smoke and totally tweek out...but c'mon classifying it on the same level as heroin, coccaine, etc... is as crazy as He-man's clothing...marijuana isnt even physically addictive in any way and no-one has ever had an "overdose" causing serious problems....
although some of the science behind marijuana growing now is causing it to be alot more potent and causing the stimulant affects in people...
03-26-2007, 09:41 PM
03-26-2007, 11:24 PM
04-06-2007, 01:26 AM
If Kos wins this I will be unbelievably surprised. The only thing that could make this a good fight is the fact that they hate each other.
I still don't think Kos would get a title shot for a while though. Kos vs. GSP??!!?! HAHA omg would he die. Kos would never even be able to beat Hughes.
04-06-2007, 08:44 PM
With Koscheck and Sanchez, it's not so much a matter of deserving, particularly with JK, it's more a matter of being more ready than the developmental welterweights in the UFC ranks and not having lost to get knocked down in the order for title contention.
IMO, and apparently in the opinion of these two and the hints, that's the best we'll ever get out of him, from Dana White, the winner of this fight will be the top contender.
I can almost guarantee that an unbeaten Sanchez will be GSP's next opponent, barring the upset by Serra. Koscheck is more a maybe, maybe a title shot , maybe a match with the only other man at the top, Matt Hughes.
I think JK is going to suprise in this fight, that he's good enough on his feet to get the opportunity to take Sanchez down repeatedly and beat him with GNP or outpoint him back and forth for a decision win. I'm looking forward to this one, barring a flash KO, these two haters are gonna beat on each other, that bad blood should make for a mean fight.
04-06-2007, 09:00 PM
I think you're right, Rogue, but I'd like to see the winner fight Hughes before they get GSP. I believe Hughes is still the #1 contender, and should have to be beaten for the next guy to get the shot. Of course, that would leave the problem of Hughes getting a rematch soon if he wins. I think he needs to work his way back up. Defeating Lytle is not sufficient for another shot at GSP.
04-06-2007, 09:02 PM
I see him going for a Couture-esque strategy; jabbing, possibly some overhand rights to backpedal Sanchez, dirty box him in a clinch up against the fence, and then go for a takedown or slam in his corner.
If he does get Diego to the ground, though Diego is no slouch, I think JK has the strength to keep Diego there for GnP points. I mean, I hate JK's personality, I think he's a wet (slang where I live for wet behind the ears) but that does not negate his skill.
Even still, I picked Diego for the win in the contest (which you still haven't entered I believe Rogue. Exciting match-up is in order though.
04-07-2007, 04:16 PM
If Kos got a shot at the title after this one fight I would be pissed. There are a lot of other deserving people right now. Kos is still young in the MMA seen and as Mullet said I think he throws a bit wildely. If he tries that stuff with Diego, then he is going to get knocked on his behind like The Diesel did lol.
04-07-2007, 04:32 PM
Well, I didn't state he threw wildly, just that he wasn't an extremely accurate striker like Silva (ala picking Leben and Franklin apart).
I do not forsee a Hughes/GSP rematch going any differently.
04-07-2007, 05:09 PM
Kos isn't wild like W. Silva gets sometimes, but he throws some big overhands that miss the mark by 2 feet. He seems to keep his hands up well while throwing, though.
04-07-2007, 05:16 PM
04-07-2007, 05:39 PM
If Diego wins, I'd like to see Diego-GSP, Kos-Fitch, and Hughes-Karo (since this fight was supposed to happen long ago). Then if Hughes wins, he gets a title shot again.
04-07-2007, 07:15 PM
Hughes is still the top contender, but they have to shuffle the lineup around before he gets another shot at GSP.
Having maybe gotten the need to excessively standup maybe out of his system, I suspect that Hughes will be harder than ever to beat, more hungry and working his bread butter shoot and GNP better than ever. GSP has the tools to beat him, but the other guys, probably not, but Diego has continued to thwart my predictions of his defeat.
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