It’s my duty as an adult to discourage any of our readers from doing drugs. Drugs are bad. At MiddleEasy, we are randomly screened for drugs twice a year. The writer, photographer, videographer, or interviewer with the highest levels of THC in his/her system is immediately excluded from Secret Santa, and has to stay to clean up after the ChristmaHanaQuanzaka party. Last year, Jason Nawara missed out on receiving a gift-wrapped prosthetic leg autographed by Rousimar Paul Harris and developed an allergic reaction to some chemical in the bleach-based cleaning solution. Luckily, he was a good sport about it. Jason now understands that there are various levels of repercussions for violating our workplace drug policy. In the past few months, we’ve seen what happens to MMA fighters like Nick Diaz, Cyborg Santos, and King Mo Lawal who had similar mishaps. None of them are looking forward to dealing with their respective punishments for violating the rules either.
It seems like all we talk about lately is drugs in MMA, but Dana White says it’s because he oversees the most frequently tested athletes in the world. In fact, in this interview with MMAWeekly, he goes on to say that if other sports tested their athletes as frequently as athletic commissions test ZUFFA fighters, there would be no other professional sports. In situations like this, I suppose a video is worth a thousand clichés.