Kevin Holland ahead of UFC 256: ‘The only thing that sucks is I have to stop smoking for a week’

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Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland, who was pulled from a fight card earlier this year after testing positive for COVID-19, will return to the octagon for his fifth fight of 2020 this weekend in a match-up against Ronaldo Souza.  At his pre-fight media appearance earlier this week, Holland said he’s looking forward to the fight, but was frustrated that, in the interim, he’ll have to stop consuming cannabis.  “I smoke a lot of weed,” he said, according to MMA Junkie. “ And if they tell me they want me to fight, the only thing that sucks is I have to stop smoking for a week.” RELATED LINKS: UFC president Dana White says he’s working to “loosen up” cannabis restrictions UFC’s Jeff Novitzky on cannabis sanctions: ‘I really think we are pushing these athletes to drugs that are even more dangerous’ Three UFC fighters receive reduced suspensions after testing positive for cannabis With the pandemic upending the usual fight schedule, the UFC has been hosting all of its U.S. events in Nevada. Officials with the Nevada Athletic Commission have not been shy to fine and suspend fighters who test positive for even trace amounts of cannabis.  Earlier this month, Niko Price was handed a six-month suspension and the commission also overturned the result of his September fight with Donald Cerrone, MMA Fighting reports. Price was also fined US$8,500.  Price joins Kevin Croom, Trevin Jones, Jamahal Hill, Tim Elliott and Luis Pena, who have all faced fines and suspensions this year as a result of positive cannabis tests.  In November, UFC president Dana White said he’s working to “loosen up” the rules when it comes to pot. Cannabis is legal in the state of Nevada, and though the UFC removed weed from its list of prohibited substances in 2019, the state athletic commission has…

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