Nick Diaz Suspended After Three Whereabouts Failures For USADA
By FCF Staff
Nick Diaz is making headlines again, but not because the star has finally been booked for his next bout.
The UFC has announced that Diaz has been provisionally suspended, as a result of three whereabouts failures he’s incurred, as part of the USADA anti-doping program:
The UFC organization has been notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Nick Diaz of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from Diaz’s alleged accumulation of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period. Diaz, like all other UFC athletes, is enrolled in USADA’s UFC Registered Testing Pool and required to file accurate Whereabouts information in order to be located for out-of-competition, no-notice testing.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of Diaz’s case, who has been provisionally suspended pending the final resolution of this matter. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
The 33 year-old Diaz hasn’t fought now since January, 2015.