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The First Sanctioned Medical Cannabis Athlete Winning With Cannabis

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The First Sanctioned Medical Cannabis Athlete with Top-ranked middleweight fighter Elias “the Spartan” Theodorou. Elias amassed an impressive 8-3 record during his time in the UFC, beginning his run with the company as the first-ever Canadian winner of their famed reality show/tournament, The Ultimate Fighter. Other firsts in Elias’s career includes making history as the first male ring cardholder or RING BOY™, now actively utilized by four different MMA organizations and counting, the most prominent of which is the all-female promotion Invicta FC. No stranger to breaking barriers, Elias is also committed to #FightTheStigma of medical cannabis in athletics. It was during his time with the UFC, Elias became the first professional athlete to apply for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) through the USADA (https://www.usada.org) and a member other WADA (www.wada-ama.org).

The First Sanctioned Medical Cannabis Athlete with Top-ranked middleweight fighter Elias “the Spartan” Theodorou. Elias amassed an impressive 8-3 record during his time in the UFC, beginning his run with the company as the first-ever Canadian winner of their famed reality show/tournament, The Ultimate Fighter. Other firsts in Elias’s career includes making history as the first male ring cardholder or RING BOY™, now actively utilized by four different MMA organizations and counting, the most prominent of which is the all-female promotion Invicta FC. No stranger to breaking barriers, Elias is also committed to #FightTheStigma of medical cannabis in athletics. It was during his time with the UFC, Elias became the first professional athlete to apply for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) through the USADA (https://www.usada.org) and a member other WADA (www.wada-ama.org).

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