On Friday evening Nick Diaz no-showed for a pre-fight drug screening with the California State Athletic Commission in order to clear himself for action in the upcoming bout between himself and Jay Hieron at “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” on August 15.
No problem, explained CSAC Assistant Executive Officer Bill Douglas, he’d go out of his way to make the fight happen. Douglas re-scheduled the Diaz drug testing for the latest possible time it could be completed in order for the bout to take place, early this morning.
So where’s Diaz? Good question. For the sake of the bout with with Jay Hieron, he absolutely must get down to the CSAC headquarters TODAY.
“[The test] has to be in the lab today by 5 pm to get the processing started because usually we’re looking at about a 72 hour process time, and then the extra day for results,” explained Douglas. “So if they get it in today there’s a chance it could be finished on Thursday, and we’ll have a report in our hands by Friday. Doing the test tomorrow is not going to do any good because the lab won’t process anything during the weekend and we wouldn’t have anything in our hands to license the bout until Monday. It has to be in by 5 pm today”
Douglas further confirmed with FiveOuncesOfPain.com that the CSAC has been actively trying to reach representatives from both the Diaz camp and Strikeforce over the weekend without success.
Diaz has not showed up at the CSAC this morning during the agreed time frame, and the upcoming Diaz vs. Hieron bout appears to be in severe jeopardy.
Stay tuned to FiveOuncesOfPain.com as we continue to keep you up to date on the bout between Nick Diaz and Jay Hieron, including an immediate report from the CSAC if Diaz make s it down to the lab in time.
A full report on the recent conversation with Bill Douglas is to follow shortly.