Israel Adesanya can’t believe Nate Diaz openly consumes cannabis during the UFC 263 press conference before his fight with Leon Edwards

The event is taking place in Glendale, Arizona, where recreational marijuana use is legal, and Diaz is taking full advantage of it.

 

VP of Athlete Health and Performance for the UFC The Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission will modify marijuana rules utilized in the UFC‘s anti-doping program, according to Jeff Novitzky.

 

“Great working with AZ Commission, who are adopting our testing program/rules for this weekend,” Novitzky tweeted ahead of UFC 263 in Arizona.

“Only issue with marijuana (THC) for Saturday’s fights is don’t show up impaired or under the influence. How it should be!”

 

As you can expect, Diaz was ecstatic about the developments.

 

Meanwhile, when middleweight champion Israel Adesanya smelled what Diaz was up to, he couldn’t believe his eyes.

 

The Stockton veteran, who famously defeated Conor McGregor, will face Leon Edwards of the United Kingdom in a five-round bout this weekend.

 

 

Diaz smoked a joint on stage during the combatants’ press conference, and he couldn’t have appeared to be having any more fun.

 

The Stockton veteran, who famously defeated Conor McGregor, will face Leon Edwards of the United Kingdom in a five-round bout this weekend.

 

Diaz smoked a joint on stage during the combatants’ press conference, and he couldn’t have appeared to be having any more fun.

 

“That’s Kill_4209,” Diaz answered when asked what he was smoking. “That’s the chronic, right there baby. You already know what’s up.”

Diaz’s representatives told MMA Fighting on Thursday that Kill_4209 is his own strain of marijuana, for those wondering.

That is only his most recent business venture; he also has a CBD firm, Game Up Nutrition, as well as his own apparel line, Rep Hard.

 

Diaz battles for the first time since his BMF bout with Jorge Masvidal in late 2019, and he’ll face Edwards, a perennial welterweight contender who has won eight straight fights.

 

“I believe just like how GSP (Georges St-Pierre) was doing his thing back in the day, I think he’s doing the same thing and not getting no love for it,” Diaz said of Edwards.

“So I’m pumped to fight a worthy opponent and that’s what I’m here for. I’m coming to win.”

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