Matt Lindland comments on allegations of marijuana theft

Collegiate Champion. Olympic Silver Medalist. Politician. Pioneering Mixed Martial Artist. UFC/Strikeforce veteran. Marijuana Thief? Before this past week only the first five labels had ever been assigned to Matt Lindland, a middleweight typically known for his work with Team Quest, success in the ring, and generally quiet, albeit principled, personal life. However, all that changed when news of a lawsuit recently surfaced in Oregon where Lindland is accused of allowing a man to grow medical marijuana on his land before ultimately refusing to turn the plants over.

According to a story in the Williamette Week, a suit filed by Gonzalo Aldana Gamboa alleges Lindland assisted in the transportation of six legally allowed pot plants, stated he was moving them into a shed to dry, and then would not turn the fruits of their labor over when Gamboa returned a month later.

The amount being sought equates to $122,880 – the weed’s street value – though it remains to be seen how a judge will view the figure considering the marijuana is registered for medical use rather than distribution.

Five Ounces of Pain was able to get in touch with Lindland who had the following to say via email, caps included:

“I have no idea what this about. There seems to be a trend these days with folks filing frivolous lawsuits without merit. I think this is a CHRONIC problem. Times are tough financially for a lot of people and everyone seems to think these is some kind of POT OF GOLD at the end of the lawsuit rainbow.”

Word on what is next for “The Law” in the litigation process is expected in the coming weeks with no specific dates mentioned in the Williamette Week’s report.

Lindland has not fought since a knockout loss to Robbie Lawler at a Strikeforce event last December but has compiled a 22-8 record over a fourteen-year career in MMA. He holds past victories over Phil Baroni, Pat Miletich, Jeremy Horn, and Ricardo Almeida.

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  • elkymbo says:

    I wish we had medical marijuana in Australia. Just think about it….Perthsterdam. Has a nice ring to it.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 6 … ha ha ha ha 6 plants with a street value of $122,880! What were they mega super massive plants?. Either that or you guys are paying a lot for weed in the states.
    Diaz must be a wealthy dude if he can afford to smoke weed, with those prices it would be about $100 a bong hit.
    Drug test him in his next fight. He is probably trying to gain an advantage by feeling lethargic, hungry and disoriented like Diaz was.

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  • Dont forget peacable and content logic.
    Dude at 122K that would mean those plants are yielding FORTY pounds apiece…roughly. wow.

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  • boomnutz says:

    elkymbo have you ever been to Nimbim, i may have fucked up the name but it’s on the east coast, i think a little south of the gold coast, sorry it’s been 4 years since i’ve been there :( makes me sad just thinking about, best 4 months of my life… hope my fiance doesn’t read this…

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  • boomnutz says:

    SuperDave lol i think a pound cost just a tad bit more than 500…

    Logic are you from Australia?

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  • Rece Rock says:

    This whole thing sounds retarded…

    If you had a licence to grow Medicinal Marijana you would only grow 6 plants?

    Do you really need assistance in transporting 6 pot plants ?

    Why would you need to borrow, rent or lease land for 6 plants?

    Would you really go to court for 6 pot plants and bring that kind of attention to your “medicinal” marijauana licence or “business”?

    This all sounds like a bad parody of a cheech & chong sketch….

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  • boomnutz says:

    on a side note…Lindland looks awful in that picture…if he looked like that and I saw him on the streets the LAST thing i would be thinking is professional ass kicker…

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  • boomnutz says:

    Rece, just a point of reference, maybe there’s a limit and you can only grow up to 6 plants, I know states of similar laws regulating the amount of plants allowed and how much pot a person can carry on them…

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Point taken boomnutz…. don’t know much about medicinal weed. Not an option here in NY.

    No Medicinal Weed, and No MMA. Jesus that doesn’t sound like a good time.

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  • boomnutz says:

    lol i’m from MA i’m like one foot ahead of you…

    it’s getting better

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  • MCM says:

    From Senate Bill #420 (yes that’s the actual number)
    “Under the guidelines, qualified patients and/or their primary caregivers may possess no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants.”

    You NorEaster boys need to move out sunny southern Cali. We got MMA and weed. ‘Course the weed store down the street from me closed cause everyone delivers now. Yeah, you read that right…..”I’ll take a Large Peperoni with a side of hot wings and an ounce of Maui Wowie.”

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  • FightFan313 says:

    Funny

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  • YetiLee says:

    @Boomnutz $500 for a pound of weed? Did you just pull that number out of your ass or what? There are about 453 grams in a pound and at $500 that works out to about $1.10 a gram and nobody and I mean NOBODY is selling for that price.

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  • boomnutz says:

    Yeit…read up further… someone said it was 40 pounds per plant, I was telling them to check their math, because like you said NO ONE has those prices

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  • JOEgun says:

    I may suck at math but i get a 1/4 lb of regular for avg of $120 here in Texas. Even assuming that was some top notch golden weed, the amount that guy is suing for just seems absolutely ridiculous. And, supposedly it was for medical use but he wants an exagerrated street value? What an idiot.

    Linland had alot of fighting miles on his body, hes probably been smokin some of it to help deal with his injuries. Well good for him, lol

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Yes Boom and it’s south of the Gold Coast and across the border into NSW from Queensland, approx 1-1 1/2 hours south of Brisbane if I remember correctly. It’s name is Nimbin and although it is a great interesting place some of the folks that have invaded are not what was originally intended or wanted. Mainly junkies I guess.
    4 months! you had a mini ’60s for yourself. You should go to Holland for a look. I’ve never been but apart from the mayonnaise on the French fries it sounds fantastic.

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  • elkymbo says:

    No I haven’t been to Nimbin Boomnutz but I have been to Amsterdamage and that place is just Disneyland for adults. Loved the place :)

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  • elkymbo says:

    And another thing. Who thumbs down Perthserdam? Some of the people posting on this site must be priests or something and we all know they finger children.

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  • MCM says:

    MMA-LOGIC says:

    “….. apart from the mayonnaise on the French fries it sounds fantastic.”

    Damn LOGIC, we just can’t agree on nothing lately. At least tell me you put Malt Vinegar on your fries.

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  • MCM says:

    on a side note:

    I’ve never been to Amsterdam, but my wife got into a fight with a naked hooker there once.

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  • MickeyC says:

    I’m pretty sure that by law, unless you have formed a coop with other patiants a single person is only allowed to grow six plants. Odds are the doller amount is correct, but they cannot legally say it was really 50 plants, thay have to say it is only 6. Odds are. By the way good HG will cost anywhere from $2500 and up per lb. or at least that is what I have been told LOL.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Loves me some salt and vinegar chips*. Tomato or HB sauce is OK too.

    *the correct terminology for French fries.

    ;)

    If that is correct Mickey and it was 50 plants, Lindland is going to be a machine next time he gets in the ring , with all that PED that is. Cause we all know if you want to get into a fight with somebody you smoke a big fat spliff to get in the mood.

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  • Dufresne says:

    I’ve only met one guy who I guess you could say pot might have qualified as a PED for him. He used to smoke a bowl or two and go swim laps because he said it made him feel like a fish.

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