Nate Diaz Marijuana Exemption Has Been Denied For Jake Paul Fight

Both Nate Diaz and Jake Paul will undergo drug testing that incudes marijuana for their August 5th boxing match.

Nate Diaz
Credit Nate Diaz on Instagram

Nate Diaz and Jake Paul will be tested for drugs and marijuana prior to their fight. 

There is a huge boxing match coming up this summer between former UFC fighter Nate Diaz and celebrity boxer Jake Paul. Coming up in the UFC Diaz has grown a massive following in the sport. His “Stockton attitude” and his bout against Conor McGregor skyrocket his fame. One thing Diaz is known for is his passion for marijuana. Now it seems he may have to quit that leading up to his fight.
The boxing match between Diaz and Paul will be taking place on August 5 in Dallas, Texas. The bout will be regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR). This means that both fighters will need to undergo testing from the TDLR and the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). Both will be tested for marijuana.

Nate Diaz was not happy to hear that he will be tested for marijuana in his upcoming bout

Over the last several years most drug testing within combat sports has become more relaxed in terms of marijuana. A few years ago that was not the case and a fighter could be suspended if they tested positive for this drug in their competition window. Nate’s brother Nick is one who suffered a suspension for testing positive for marijuana.

Both brothers are not shy about flaunting their marijuana usage on their social media pages. Diaz even lit up a joint with a USADA testing agent. However, now he is not happy with the testing of cannabis for his next bout.

“We will be working with VADA on testing prior to the fight and will be in compliance with all VADA rules, as well as the rules and regulations set forth by TDLR,” Real Fight, Inc. President and Diaz manager Zach Rosenfield told High Times via MMA Mania.

Diaz and his team requested an exemption for his marijuana use leading up to the fight. That exemption has been denied. It is possible that he will succumb to the testing and test positive, which potentially could take away any victory he might have but other than that it could really have no repercussions whatsoever if he chooses not to fight again. 

Published on May 12, 2023 at 3:14 pm
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