U.S. win for medical cannabis after MMA fighter Elias Theodorou triumphs against Bryan Baker


Elias Theodorou is more than just a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter with a strong fleet of fans. He is also a cannabis-sanctioned pro-athlete. A Canadian MMA fighter of Greek descent, Theodorou is the first professional athlete to have ever victoriously competed in the United States with a ‘Therapeutic Use Exemption for Medical Cannabis.’ Theodorou made news headlines across the board following his December 18th win against Bellator veteran Bryan Baker. An army of supporters turned up at the fight, which took place inside the Colorado Combat Club 10 at the Island Grove Event Center in Greeley, Colorado. Back in 2014, “The Spartan” was recognized as the first Canadian to win the title of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ for the UFC’s reality television competition. Professional athlete Theodorou refrained from consuming THC 48 hours before fight Just like his first fight as a sanctioned pro-athlete, MMA fighter Theodorou avoided using the plant for a 48-hour period ahead of his most recent fight with Bryan Baker at the Colorado Combat Club 10. Instead, he prefers to use CBD-only products for medicating.  “I believe in clean sport and in transparency, so I’ll be switching to CBD, essentially moving away from the psychoactive component into more anti-inflammatory components during the latter part of my training,” Theodorou previously told reporters. Boasting a professional fighting record of 18 wins and just three losses, Theodorou was set to have his first fight as a cannabis-sanctioned pro athlete on April 20. This would have been quite fitting, since April 20 or “4/20” as many cannabis connoisseurs refer to it as an annual weed-celebrating ritual. However, the event took place on March 13. Then, in May, Theodorou’s Therapeutic Use Exemption was granted by the Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission. MMA fighter Theodorou suffers from bilateral…

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