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Nick Diaz not done challenging NAC’s ruling regarding suspension

Not much has been heard from UFC welterweight Nick Diaz since being handed a yearlong suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission when the Stockton scrapper tested positive for marijuana metabolites after a February fight with Carlos Condit. While Diaz is known being a private person preferring to stick to the gym rather than the spotlight, his legal team has been extremely active as of late including an appearance yesterday inside a Las Vegas courtroom.

According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Diaz’ attorney has filed a motion requesting the “first available court date for a review of the NAC’s decision with the goal of getting back in the cage before the end of 2012.”

The point of contention between the sides involves Diaz having marijuana metabolites in his system rather than active THC. Such metabolites are not considered a “banned substance” according to NAC policy, though the regulatory board has argued Diaz’s admission of having smoked pot is a violation in itself.

The 26-8 Diaz has been a longtime advocate of the benefits of marijuana and never shied away from acknowledging his own use of the substance. He has a prescription for medicinal marijuana in California, admitting he smoked it leading up to his fight against Condit but stopped eight days out as he has in other instances he was not penalized for.

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16 COMMENTS
  • Lord Faust says:

    NSAC is all kinds of shady.

    Kizer and co. showing up to the UFC fighters’ summit, giving detailed instructions on how to obtain a TUE pretty much invalidates any moral ground they lay claim to.

    Why does pot garner a fine factors larger than steroids — which directly aid fighters in hurting their opponents more.

    I hope Diaz and his lawyer crush them in court. The NSAC makes a lot of questionable decisions and seemingly never gets held to account for their bullshit. They kissed Overeem’s ass in his hearing; offered Chael a fucking job; Diaz shows up, is as honest as anyone can be, and he gets the book thrown at him — in between getting his ass kissed, and the commission forgetting why they asked to him appear, and being unable to prove 1 – Diaz had actual THC in system, 2 – explain their testing.

    They got called on their dubious pot test, basically said “shut the fuck up, we’re the law” and then fined Diaz more than any PED abuser has been fined to my knowledge.

    I don’t want the UFC running their own testing — in any sense — but considering the lack of credibility and accountability organisations like the NSAC have, there’s got to be a better way. If nothing else, these people need to be elected, not appointed.

    And in case anyone from NSAC is reading, yes motherfucker, I can speak AND read English.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    cast of characters… you would think Nevada of all places would have the best operating commision in combat sports with all the events held there but instead they are disapointing to say the least.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Nah, they just want money.

    “Yes, we know Floyd beat his wife in front of their children, but he brings money to the state. Can you defer the start of his jail sentence.”

    Sin city – it ain’t just marketing.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    “Sin city – it ain’t just marketing”

    YATZEE.

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  • MickeyC says:

    I f other fighters can have TRT with a DR approvel, he sould be able to have DA POT with the same.

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  • king mah mah says:

    This whole damn suspension is ridiculous! If he didn’t have active THC present and he has a prescription, that should be case closed. But these wanna be self rightous do-gooders try to make him out to be some kind of drug addict! Very sad.

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  • king mah mah says:

    This reminds me of that scene from half baked. “You in here for some marijuana? Ahhh this is some bullshiiit!” LMAO

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  • MCM says:

    He is a drug addict. And a prescription for in CA for an illegal substance in NV doesn’t mean shit. That said, Lord Faust is %100 right on this one.
    It’s one thing to hate the guy and bad mouth him on internet forums, where I hold no sway what so ever in his life or profession, and quite another to hate the guy and deny him the right to perform his job and earn a living. I don’t care whether he ever fights again, but Fair is Fair, and if a completely biased person like me can see that the NSAC is fucking Diaz over, than any reasonable person can.

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  • king mah mah says:

    Marijuana is not a drug.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    You’re right king mah mah..it’s an illegal plant.

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  • MCM says:

    Unicorns are real.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Marijuana is not a drug.

    No, THC is. And it is a drug. Like caffeine, nicotine, ibuprofen, and all sorts of substances people ingest on a daily basis.

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  • king mah mah says:

    Lol, I know marijuana is a drug by definition. But come on! It’s no worse than alcohol or prescription pills people throw down their throat. It’s time to legalize the shit pleeeeease! Lol

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  • Lord Faust says:

    True, but as much as I have my own preference for legalization, it’s currently a “banned” substance in Nevada.

    I think it’s stupid, and gets blurry when it’s legal at the state level where Diaz resides. My issue is with their biased enforcement. Guillard got in less trouble for doing coke, and that is a much scarier market.

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  • MCM says:

    I agree with you on the effects of weed being no worse than other legal substances, but Alcohol and even Robitussin are illegal to have in your system when fighting. I’m not trying to justify the NSAC, but the argument that he has a “prescription” so there fore it’s legal or that it’s no “worse” than other substances, just doesn’t hold water for me. There are plenty of legal, document ways in which the Commission fucked up that we shouldn’t have to resort to such vague speculation.

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  • king mah mah says:

    If we didn’t live in a world where they outlaw god given resources then we wouldn’t even be talking about this to begin with. Glad legalization in michigan is on the ballot this year. My vote will be hell YES! Even though I can’t smoke because of my job, it will be one step closer to what is right.

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