Israel Adesanya successfully defended the UFC middleweight title at UFC 253, but outside of a successful title defense, one thing fans noticed was how Adesanya’s right pectoral muscle looked abnormal.
The fighter has gotten the issue checked out and he says the problem with his right pectoral muscle may have to do with weed.
“My pituitary gland was checked, hormone levels are fine, so are estrogen and testosterone,” Adesanya said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show (via Derek Hall of Middle Easy). “Yesterday we had an ultrasound and a mammogram, I had one for the first time. To be honest it might have been unhealthy living a little bit. Like smoking weed, that’s what the doctor from the UFC said. He said I need to stop but I said I’m not stopping, I’m just going to slow down on the smoking weed.”
Adesanya didn’t fail any USADA issue drug tests related to UFC 253 for marijuana, but the marijuana, in Adesanya’s opinion, did play a role in his abnormal pectoral muscle.