Report: Lindland Sued Over Medical Marijuana Plants

By Staff Mar 9, 2011
UFC and Strikeforce veteran Matt Lindland has been sued for the alleged theft of six medical marijuana plants, according to a report from an Oregon newspaper.

The Willamette Week wrote Monday that Gonzalo Aldana Gamboa filed a suit in Multnomah County Circuit Court on March 3 accusing Lindland of stealing the plants. The suit alleges that Gamboa was granted permission to grow the plants on Lindland’s property in Eagle Creek, Ore., last October under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). However, Gamboa claims that Lindland would not allow him to collect the marijuana when Gamboa returned in November.

The OMMP is a state registry program which processes applications for medical marijuana identification cards, as well as registering “grow sites.” According to the suit, Gamboa registered the growth and harvest of the six plants with the state in October. He is reportedly seeking $122,880, the estimated street value of the lost marijuana.

Lindland, 40, is a 2000 Sydney Olympics silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling and an 11-year veteran of MMA who has competed for such promotions as the UFC, the International Fight League and, most recently, Strikeforce.

“The Law” last entered the cage on Dec. 4, when he was knocked out in 50 seconds by fellow UFC vet Robbie Lawler. Lindland was slated to meet Mamed Khalidov at KSW 15 in Warsaw on March 19, but withdrew from the bout in late February after reportedly suffering a hand injury in training.
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