UFC 241 open workouts took place on Wednesday in Anaheim, California and it featured the fighters from the main event and co-main events. It featured UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and his opponent Stipe Miocic and Nate Diaz and also former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
However, the star of the open workouts was Nate Diaz, who smoked a joint in a room full of reporters from the top media channels before doing some pad works and shadow boxing. The joint that Diaz was smoking was CBD with no THC present and is allowed until 24 hours before the fight by Anti-Doping agencies.
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“I have to smoke the weed after the fight,” Diaz said, laughing. “So I had to smoke Game Up.”
Nate Diaz said that he was surprised by the positive approach around fighters using CBD.
“Everybody is up on game now since they stuck their head in the book a little bit after we had to bring it to the attention,” he told reporters. “And they stepped their game up.”
“It’s good…for you,” Diaz concluded.
UFC recently signed a CBD deal with a Canadian company called Aurora.
UFC 241 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California this Sunday on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.