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Monday, May 21, 2012

Report: NSAC Suspends Nick Diaz For One Year

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By FCF Staff

Retired or not, Nick Diaz won’t be fighting until early 2013, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended him for one year due to a positive test for marijuana metabolites following UFC 143.

According to multiple reports, the accomplished fighter has also been fined 30% of the $200,000 purse he reportedly was paid for his unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit on February 4th.

The suspension will run 12 months from the date of the UFC 143 card.

The sentence comes despite an appeal from Diaz’s camp, which in part, argued that the fighter is legally allowed to use marijuana as a means to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The Commission reportedly cited Diaz’s failure to formally disclose the treatments prior to UFC 143 as to why he has been suspended.

Diaz was also suspended by the NSAC in 2007 for testing positive for marijuana metabolites.

After UFC 143 Diaz announced that he was retiring from MMA. The defeat to Condit ended the 28 year-old-fighter’s 11 fight win streak, which dated back to 2007.





posted by FCF Staff @ 7:21 pm
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