Former UFC middleweight fighter Elias Theodorou will return to the octagon on December 18th. However, he is not going to solely be combating one other athlete; he’s additionally making historical past as he knocks out hashish from the prohibited substance listing in sport within the U.S.
“The Spartan” is ready to face Bryan Baker in the principle occasion of Colorado Fight Membership 10. And in a historic first, the Final Fighter winner will change into the primary skilled athlete to compete within the U.S. with a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for medical hashish.
“[I] went to British Columbia, the place I utilized for a therapeutic use exemption and was authorised for one. I used to be capable of validate it this previous 12 months once I gained in opposition to one other formidable opponent for a promotion known as Rise, combating the stigma the place I validated my therapeutic use exemption, set a precedent not just for myself but in addition taking that precedent to a unique fee now in Colorado. So I’m each the primary sanctioned hashish athlete in Canada and now the U.S. and trying to validate it once more Dec 18 to make historical past not just for myself however all different athletes.” – Elias Theodorou
Along with combating, Theodorou is co-promoting the occasion whereas launching an unique NFT assortment. The NFT assortment will commemorate his #FIGHTtheSTIMGA victory, which has efficiently challenged skilled athletes’ penalization of hashish use.
Watch the complete interview to find out how Elias makes use of hashish in a lead-up to a struggle, the hashish tradition in BJJ/MMA, and his historic struggle on December 18.