Nick Diaz Suspended 12 Months, Fined Percentage Of Purse, Bonus

0

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Bad news for Nick Diaz who appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission this week to discuss his failed drug test following a February loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143. Diaz has been suspended for 12 months and was fined 30% of his UFC 143 purse and any post fight bonus award.

It was the second time Diaz had tested positive for marijuana metabolites while fighting in Las Vegas. The first was following a 2007 win over Takanori Gomi at PRIDE 33.

Diaz had retired from MMA following the UFC 143 and though he had no bouts scheduled and there was no indication of when he would fight again, the suspension prevents him from fighting in Nevada which means he likely would have a problem fighting anywhere in the US in MMA or even Boxing.

Diaz does carry a marijuana license in the State of California but that does not apply in Nevada where he tested positive. Diaz had checked NO on the pre fight questionnaire when asked if he had taken any prescribed or over the counter drugs within two weeks of the fight.

Diaz's attorney Ross Goodman argued that marijuana metabolites are not on the banned substance list with the World Anti-Doping Agency, whose laws have been adopted by the NSAC.

Leave your feedback on this article by posting a comment directly below! You can also chat about the latest news in the MMANEWS.COM Forums and/or the MMANEWS.COM Facebook. If that wasn't enough, MMANEWS.COM is now on Twitter as well @mmanewsdotcom.

Latest MMA News

video

Former UFC Fighter Diego Brandao Scores Impressive 39 Second Knockout (Video)

Diego Brandao's UFC career didn't come to the most illustrious end. The Brazilian fighter, best known for being a victim of Conor McGregor, had...
video

Fighter’s Mom Slaps Him After Brutal Loss At Fight Nights Global 67

Losing is hard in any sport. Losing in MMA is especially difficult, given you're often left bruised and bloodied on the canvas. So Viktor...
Germaine de Randamie

Germaine de Randamie’s Manager Says She Won’t Fight ‘Cheater’ Cris Cyborg

It appears Germaine de Randamie wants no part of Cris Cyborg. For de Randamie, who is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's featherweight title...
video

UFC 212 Free Fight: Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Aguilar

Flash back two years in this UFC 212 fight primer as Claudia Gadelha takes on Jessica Aguilar. Gadelha will meet Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the co-main...
Georges St-Pierre GSP Zahabi

Georges St-Pierre Reveals Eye Injury as Reason for Fight Delay

Georges St-Pierre suffered an eye injury earlier this year, which is why he cannot fight until later in 2017. St-Pierre, speaking at the C2 Montreal...
video

Unbeaten Featherweights Brian Ortega, Renato Moicano Set for UFC 214

A pair of unbeaten fighters with six career Octagon wins will square off at UFC 214, as Brian Ortega meets Renato Moicano. Ortega (11-0) hasn't...
video

UFC 211 Result Change: Cortney Casey Victory Overturned

Cortney Casey's decision win over Jessica Aguilar is no more, as the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has overturned the result. Casey and Aguilar...
Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson Signs With Bellator, Targeted For Fall Debut

Roy Nelson is no longer with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). "Big Country" had been with the UFC since 2009. His bout with Alexander Volkov was...
Shannon Knapp

Shannon Knapp on UFC Adding Women’s Flyweights: ‘I Couldn’t be More Pleased’

Shannon Knapp isn't feeling slighted with the addition of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) women's flyweight division. Knapp, who is the Invicta FC President, told...
Ben Askren

ONE Championship: Ben Askren Remains Unbeaten, Submits Agilan Thani

Over in Singapore Friday morning, former Bellator champion Ben Askren kept his unbeaten record intact, submitting Agilan Thani in the co-main event of ONE...