Since the Nevada Athletic Commission suspended Nick Diaz for 5 years for testing positive for marijuana several fighters have spoken out against the ruling. But what about the biggest star in the sport? What does she think of it all? Well, Ronda Rousey also thinks it is completely unfair. Speaking to the media in Australia, Rousey had this to say:
"It's so not right for him to be suspended five years for marijuana." "I'm against them testing for weed at all. It's not a performance-enhancing drug. It has nothing to do with athletic competition. It's only tested for political reasons. They say, 'Oh, it's only for your safety to keep you from hurting yourself because you're out there.' Why don't they test for all of the other things that could possibly hurt us?"
"There’s no reason for them to be testing for weed. In athletics, the beautiful thing about it is it separates everything from politics. It shouldn’t be involved at all," she said. "I don’t think marijuana should be part of the conversation at all. I think it’s an invasion of privacy for them to test for it, and they have no right."
Many people have also talked about how wrong it is that, while Diaz got 5 years for marijuana, Anderson Silva only got 1 year for PEDs. And Rousey agrees:
"It’s so unfair if one person tests for steroids that could actually really hurt a person and the other person smokes a plant that makes them happy. He gets suspended for five years, whereas the guy that could hurt someone gets a slap on the wrist. It’s not fair. It’s not fair at all."
"I can’t believe this isn't being said more. I think they really should free Nick Diaz, but it’s not (the UFC's) decision either."