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Thursday, Feb 09, 2012

Nick Diaz Tests Positive For Marijuana Metabolites, Dana White Responds

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By FCF Staff

Welterweight superstar Nick Diaz has failed his UFC 143 post-fight drug exam after testing positive for marijuana metabolites, according to a statement issued by Keith Kizer, Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

“I am beyond disappointed that he tested positive for marijuana,” said UFC President Dana White. “It is now in the hands of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.”

Diaz has been temporarily suspended by the NSAC.  He faces suspension and possible fines amongst other disciplinary actions.

After losing a unanimous decision to Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 143 on Feb. 4, Diaz said he would retire from the sport.


posted by FCF Staff @ 7:24 pm
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