High Rollerz Announces ‘Cops vs. Stonerz’ Jiu-Jitsu Competition

High Rollerz might be the most unique jiu-jitsu promotion in the world. The cannabis-focused events see grapplers smoking marijuana immediately prior to competing, with winners taking home up to a pound of legal weed as a prize. Recently, High Rollerz announced a new type of event: cops versus smokers. The competition is scheduled for September 18.

As the post explains, High Rollerz is partnering with Adopt A Cop BJJ — a nonprofit organization that pays academy fees for police officers looking to learn jiu-jitsu. “Stoned” competitors will compete just as if it’s a typical High Rollerz event, openly smoking immediately before stepping on the mat. Those stoned competitors will then face sober, active police officers in jiu-jitsu matches under the EBI ruleset.

High Rollerz held its fifth event on, fittingly, April 20. Competitors in the invite-only events must have a CBD or cannabis sponsor to enter. Past events have featured grapplers and MMA fighters such as Jake Shields, Diego Sanchez, Tex Johnson, Talita Alencar, and Jessica Eye.

Ben Coate

Ben has been involved with grappling, whether through wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, essentially his entire life. After wrestling throughout his childhood, Ben found Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young adult and quickly fell in love. He has been training for over ten years and currently holds the rank of brown belt, and remains involved in both the MMA and BJJ scene. Ben has been writing about combat sports since 2017. He has interviewed and profiled some of MMA's biggest stars, including multiple UFC champions.

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