Joseph Benavidez Speaks on the Pot Use by Team Alpha Male Coach Duane Ludwig
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.24.2013
Benavidez doesn't mind it...
UFC flyweight fighter Joseph Benavidez recently spoke about the pot use by Team Alpha Male coach, Duane Ludwig, and Ludwig's admission of using pot to help Team Alpha Male fighters devise game plans. Below are some highlights:
Benavidez on Ludwig's method: "It came out of left field, but you hear people talk about it. Especially in California, I don't know if it's different, but you hear people talking about it, like the most random person ... 'Oh, I just got some weed.' You don't really think about it. You just expect people do. For me, I don't smoke, (and) I don't drink. I live a clean lifestyle. But I just feel that you've got to expect nowadays that this guy and this guy and everyone you see kind of smokes weed."
Benavidez on being fine with Ludwig using pot to help with his work: "It's the job that [Ludwig] is doing that matters, and he's doing a great job, obviously. So if that helps him ... some people want to drink coffee and go to work. He says it helps him. Maybe it wouldn't help me. Maybe it wouldn't help you. But if that's what helps him break down footage and be [obsessive-compulsive] and be obsessed about it and helps him and helps us, that's fine for me. It doesn't bother me."