Last updated on September 28, 2021
MMA stars manage their pain, recover from serious injuries, handle the trauma of failure, with the help of CBD.
“Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee
I know nothing about MMA but I know and admire Bruce Lee. When I was a kid, my brother used to be an obsessed fan of him. His room would be filled with Bruce Lee posters.
Although I am not a great follower of MMA, I used to somehow love watching Bruce Lee fight. There was some magic in him that captured audiences across the world.
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Beginning a blog article with a picture of Bruce Lee, the modern grandfather of Mixed Martial Arts is a moment of pride to the MMA fraternity.
What really inspired me to write about MMA stars was to understand how MMA stars manage their pain, recover from serious injuries, handle the trauma of failure, most of all, the physical and psychological toll that the sport puts on them.
If you are an empathetic spectator of MMA like me, you would be distressed. But some of the torch bearers of this Industry have been able to overcome extreme physical and mental situations with the help of CBD.
I wish to share with you how some eminent stars of MMA have embraced CBD and CBD based products have transformed their lives.
Know about Top 5 MMA stars who are strongly contributing by voicing, advocating, pushing for alterations in-laws against CBD. They are also supporting funding for further research on Cannabis, the non-intoxicating extract of marijuana, and hemp plants to improve pain management strategies.
1) Chris Camozzi
Chris Camozzi, American professional Glory kickboxer and MMA champion since 2006.
While his track record of victory sings his professional glory, he openly talks about how CBD has helped him to be back on the ring, despite severe injuries and has dared to defy orthopedic instructions that restricted him to compete.
Prestigious titles and gains like “The Ultimate Fighter” does come with pain. Broken jaws, several knee injuries, and ligament tears. Camozzi specifies the use of CBD oil and how it helped his speedy recovery as well as helped him to continue to train and compete.
He also shares openly to people to understand that he passes all drug tests (USADA) and he was not tested positive, the main reason being, CBD is not psychoactive like THC, and that the CBD oil is hemp-derived and is 0% THC.
2) Gina Mazany
Gina Mazany with her active career in MMA from the year 2008 is an Alaskan fighting Champion.
Combat sports comes with tackling extreme challenges. Studies have shown that MMA fighters suffer from traumatic brain injury in one-third of rounds.
A consensus statement from the British Journal of Sports Medicine emphasizes on Concussions treatment as well as management in combat sports to be more stringent because of the direct blow to the head, face, the neck that transmits impulsive forces to the head that is often prone to neurological impairment.
3) Roman Mironenko
Roman Mironenko nicknamed as ‘Sergey’ after some successful stints in MMA and television shows, retired to training and teaching because of his intense pain from disc herniation that he suffered during his competing days.
He found relief in CBD oil that helped him to return to training.
Interestingly, MMA fighters find themselves ahead compared to the rest of the sports world, writes MMA Correspondent Gareth Davies for Telegraph. They have been endorsing CBD wholeheartedly as it is giving them relief for pain management and neuroprotective pulses.
4) Nate Diaz -MMA
Nate Diaz, a true ‘Dare Devil’ in all senses.
Nathan Donald Diaz, American professional MMA artist has already achieved a tall list of accolades and honors in the history of UFC and is popular for one more controversy!
Diaz just chilled out! He pulled out a vape pen and started inhaling CBD post his fight amidst the press. Though some jaws dropped, he was ‘the game-changer’.
UFC and the World Anti-Doping Agency ( WADA) changed regulations and removed CBD from the list of banned substances.
The drug test conducted by the United States Doping and Anti-Doping Agency, tested Diaz positive for a banned muscle growth stimulant and tested negative for Cannabis.
Diaz brothers, (Nickolas Robert “Nick” Diaz & Nathan Donald ‘Nate’ Diaz) the popular UFC stars are passionately promoting ‘green’ lifestyle, gluten-free diets, daily jujitsu practice, medical and recreational use of Cannabis.
5) Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson
Quinton Ramone “Rampage” Jackson a versatile American born MMA artist, actor, and former professional wrestler. He has his signature carved not only in the MMA hall of fame but also accolades in Film and Television.
His aggressive nature pushed him to stardom as well as controversies because of the way he talks to reporters.
Quinton has openly praised, thanked, and endorsed Nate Diaz not only for his role in introducing CBD into the mainstream for the sake of fighters but also his effort to stand up for the entire fraternity. CBD has helped Quinton and he appreciates the benefits of its use.
- Vaping CBD has become one of the most effective and popular methods of consuming CBD
- Dr. Karyemaitre Aliffe in the annual meeting of the ABC (Association of Boxing Commissions) educated about the benefits of CBD for brain trauma in Combat sports professionals. He points out that CBD is not a performance-enhancing drug, and a 2014 brain injury study proved that CBD provided strong neuroprotection than THC and a balanced combination of THC and CBD full spectrum Hemp CBD oil, has a synergy effect.
- There is a notable increase in research, case studies, open discussions, conferences worldwide that impart knowledge on the benefits of CBD to sports professionals, and also about the medical use of Cannabis.
- Many professional and casual golf players like to indulge in cannabis while playing. CBD oil may help golfers with any health issue, or even to improve focus during the game.
- Professionals and health focussed community groups worldwide are engaging in activities to expand the utility of cannabis to enhance health and longevity.