By Evelyn Sutton
Photos By Blanca Marisa Garcia
High Rollerz is a cannabis-friendly California-based BJJ submission only event where all fighters must smoke weed before competing. The tournament offers a unique grand-prize: a pound of marijuana, worth around $4,000. The fourth installment took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 5 and 6 and was well-attended by stars in the martial arts world, including Eddie Bravo and Tyron Woodley. Jiujiteiras were well represented in the NOGI invite-only competition by athletes such as Zaira Cousins and Champ Valerie Wong, who took the coveted pound of pot in the female division.
DID YOU KNOW? Research suggests many professional athletes use cannabis. Most use it as an anti-inflammatory and to alleviate pain. Others use it to reduce pre-fight stress and anxiety. Read more about the benefits of cannabis for athletes on our next issue!
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