Nevada Commission Head Keith Kizer Discusses Nick Diaz
During an interview on Sirius-XM satellite radio’s “Fight Club” show, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer went into detail about the next procedural steps in the Nick Diaz-failed drug test fiasco.
Kizer stated the following during the interview:
“Mr. Diaz will receive the complaint. The complaints have been mailed to him. He’ll receive the complaint by mail and he’ll have 20 days upon receipt to file an answer.
With the complaint, those are just allegations at this time. There’s been no finding against him. He’ll have ample opportunity to respond to the complaint and then we’d put it on for a hearing at a time that works for him as well as the Attorney General’s office.
Probably April based on past disciplinary complaints and at that time, there’ll be a hearing before the full commission and then they make a decision at that time and if they found the athlete guilty, they’d then impose whatever discipline they felt was appropriate.”
The failed drug test marked the second time in Diaz’s career that he has tested positive in Nevada for marijuana after a fight. The first instance occurred following his showdown with Japan’s Takanori Gomi at Pride 33 in Las Vegas on Feb. 24, 2007.
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