(Video via MMANuts.com)
A few short days ago Dave Herman was yanked from his upcoming bout against Mike Russow following a failed drug test, and before the smoke had cleared a lively debate had sparked between our readers about marijuana’s place in the sport. We thought we’d hashed it all out and come to an understanding, but now Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros has weighed in on the matter with a very special PSA. According to the heavily decorated BJJ champion, those of you who lobbied in favor of mixing grass and grappling are stupid and suffer from low self-esteem. To be fair, Comprido, pretty much everyone here at the Potato Nation is stupid and suffers from low self-esteem; it’s kind of our “thing”.
“[I] just want to make this very clear: Eddie Bravo is an idiot. Ok? Using drugs don’t improve the performance of a fighter. If you want to build your self-confidence, you’re going to do sports, do martial arts, but never use drugs.”
“If you choke when you talk with a girl, you should go to the gym, and train, and build your self-confidence. Not use a fake medicine, or use a fake drug, to feel better than you should.” (Seriously, it’s like he knows us. What’s his screen name?)
“It’s a shame that a guy who teach in martial arts, who been involved with competitions—even if he’s not competing—talk using marijuana is good for jiu jitsu. That’s bullshit. That’s probably why he’s thinking, he’s ten years ago come [up] with something [taught] by his teacher Jean Jacques Machado and he call himself an innovator. That was ten years ago. If you are a coward, you will be a coward using marijuana or not.”
Rodrigo Medeiros: not a fan of drugs, and clearly not a fan of Eddie Bravo. We could start talking now about a grudge match at ADCC, but we’ve been there before and it’s exhausting. Until someone sets up a “Stoner vs. Straight Edge” tournament, we’ll just have to settle for bickering amongst ourselves.