Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Cafe.com columnist Felix Biederman, one half of the writing duo behind the 2016's election season's hottest political pundit, Carl Diggler.
For 4/20, Breen and Biederman break down MMA's arduous history with smoking marijuana and what it reveals about the North American political landscape. The pair talk about the colorful and crazy career of Nick Diaz, his infamous bout with Takanori Gomi as a political watershed moment in the sport and how the events of his career have shed light on the often misguided Nevada Athletic Commission.
Breen and Biederman also discuss Sherdog's 2013 “Robbery of the Year,” when Pat Healy had over $150,000 and his greatest career win stripped from him, the cultural significances of UFC and Pride veteran Kazuhiro Nakamura's positive weed test and Matt Riddle becoming a pro-wrestler, Joe Rogan as a cultural weed advocate and MMA's all-time “weed idols.”
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
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