Since 1993, UFC has been an honorable drug-free sport.
Just clean athletes with different fighting backgrounds stepping into the cage to fight at their natural states to see who the better fighter was. Until recently, fighters such as the infamous Elias Theodorou have decided to step in the Octagon with an illegal substance in his system.
The middleweight division was in shambles when news came out. Why would middleweight fighters such as Paulo Costa or Yoel Romero be forced to step in the Octagon to battle a fighter with foreign substances in his system?
Dana White took action to protect these fighters from Elias, and rightfully so. Elias was cut from the UFC and put to work as a Ring Boy for amateur organizations, which is equivalent to a movie star falling off the deep end after an alleged affair, forcing said actor/actress to become a stripper.
Fans have been in awe of the decision to cut Elias from the organization, but super famous critics such as UFC Super Fan (me) was personally affected by the news. “My 8-month old son cried for hours after hearing the news that his favorite fighter was addicted to Marijuana,” said Super Fan. His son was also in the background of the conversation screaming profusely, “How could Elias do this to me Daddy?” It appears the young man is still not over it.
And neither are we.
Marijuana addiction is a super serious thing, and Elias is a prime example of this. He had the world in his hand with his dream job, a nice haircut, and was sniffing out a title shot. One smack of the furry grass and POOF… it was all gone.
So the next time your think about ‘getting lit with the homies’ just stop and think of what happened to Mr. Theodorou, and ask yourself- What would Conor McGregor do?