Diego Sanchez Almost Died From Medical Marijuana!


In the co-main event of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night, Ultimate Fighter Season 1 winner Diego Sanchez returns to the cage for the first time since his win over Marcin Held. He will be facing Al Iaquinta who is also coming off a long layoff due to contract negotiations. On the latest episode of the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Diego tells a shocking story about Medical Marijuana and death. Check it out.

“I hit the ground, and I felt something inside my heart. It wasn’t, like, a muscular injury. It was something internal. … I just laid down and said, ‘I’m done for the week.’ The moment I laid down at the back of [that gym], I instantly knew it was because of that medical marijuana.”

“My lungs were being affected. And I still had the mentality to train like a warrior, so when [the heart issue] happened to me, that day at the gym, I was still experimenting with medical marijuana. … I did it, and I loved it, and I got my medicinal medicine. … I’m not judging. I’m saying that medical marijuana’s not for everybody, and it’s not for me.”