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Nate Diaz Finds Out Texas Will Be Testing For Cannabis In His Upcoming Fight Against Jake Paul

Get ready boxing fans, because, on August 5, 2023, the highly anticipated Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul boxing match is set to take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Don't miss this thrilling face-off between a hardcore seasoned fighter and a YouTuber turned boxer.

In their recent Texas press conference, Diaz hinted that Paul has been accused of using steroids and other banned Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). To ensure a fair fight, both boxers will undergo VADA testing before their match.

In a recent address to the media, Nate Diaz highlighted that he has consistently fought against steroid users throughout his career. With his known use of marijuana, the former UFC fighter jokingly stated that the only drug present in his system would be marijuana. Diaz boldly asserted that he's always been clean in terms of performance-enhancing drugs.

After being advised of the strict zero-tolerance policy on marijuana use by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), Nate Diaz suggested taking the fight against Jake Paul to California instead. The looser marijuana laws in California make it a more favorable option for Diaz.

Nate Diaz will undergo a marijuana screening procedure ahead of his eight-round showdown with Paul on August 5th in Dallas. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation made it clear that Diaz must adhere to the same regulations as any other fighter participating in a combat sport in the state.

In recent years, numerous US states and prominent combat sports regulating organizations like the USADA have eased their policies on marijuana usage. This means that most regulating bodies no longer penalize fighters for using marijuana.

The TDLR has a strict THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) limit of 50 ng/ml that still stands to this day. If the THC level goes beyond this limit, it is deemed a violation.

Fighters who test positive for THC above the legal limit will face a 90-day suspension and a $500 fine. Additionally, if the fighter manages to win their match, the victory will be nullified and marked as a "no contest."


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