CBD a knockout painkiller?
Ultimate Fighter Nate Diaz showed up to a post-match press conference battered, bruised, but despite that, pretty chill. Even with a nasty gash on his nose and swollen black puffs where his eyes should have been, he seemed excited about his performance in his second major money fight against Conor McGregor. It didn’t take too long for the secret to Nate Diaz’s relaxed demeanor to reveal itself. Surrounded by microphones, cameras, lights, and sports reporters, Diaz unabashedly took a long hit off his CBD vape pen.
No Reason To Hide
Nate Diaz, who won the Ultimate Fighter 5, is no stranger to tempting the USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) to suspend him.
As early as last week, a drunken Diaz got into an argument with USADA agents on the phone after they requested that he take a drug test after a long night of partying.
Either way, Diaz seems not to care too much about whether he gets suspended for vaping cannabis oil on live television. Already, main fight contenders are compelled to take several tests and screenings at the conclusion of each fight. Diaz doesn’t seem too concerned.
Nate Diaz Blazing Trails for Professional Athletes
Nate Diaz isn’t the only professional athlete who has made headlines as an advocate for the medicinal benefits of cannabis oil. But he may the most brazen.
Still, what he said about CBD oil in his post-fight press conference are well-established facts about medical cannabis. Many studies have been conducted on the effects of CBD on inflammation and pain.
As a novel painkiller and inflammatory, cannabis oils could make addictive, harmful painkillers a thing of the past. For centuries, cannabis has been used as an alternative form of medicine in numerous cultures.
Athletes like Diaz, who treat pain and inflammation with CBD out in the open, draw attention to the many promising benefits for treating sports injuries with cannabis. In sports like the NFL, where some describe an “epidemic” of painkiller addiction among athletes, cannabis oils can make a significant contribution.
“It’ll make your life a better place” – Nate Diaz
That’s why, even bloody and bruised, Nate Diaz can relax after a fight and look forward to the break that comes after it. Cannabidiol oil in a vape pen can do beautiful things.
“So you wanna get these for before, after the fight, training. It’ll make your life a better place. CBD. CBD oil,” said Diaz.