Diaz Camp Formally Requests Drug Testing Details From Quebec Commission
La Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux (RACJ), the athletic commission in Quebec, confirmed yesterday that they tested six UFC 158 competitors for banned substances.
They would not release the names of the six-tested fighters, however the commission did confirm that they didn’t find any positive results from the competitors.
The Diaz camp has decided that that’s just not good enough and they want more answers.
In a report from MMAWeekly:
Jonathan Tweedale, a representative of Nick Diaz’s camp, however, revealed to MMAWeekly.com that Diaz was one of the six.
Not only did Tweedale confirm that Diaz was tested and produced negative results, but added that Diaz’s camp is requesting further information from the Quebec commission.
Mr. Diaz’s sample tested negative. We have now requested from the Quebec Commission (the Regie):
1) A copy of the Regie’s request to the laboratory specifying which substances the lab was asked to test the sample for (if any), and
2) A copy of any documents received from the lab conducting the drug testing showing the precise test results for Mr. Diaz for all substances the sample was actually tested for.
Tweedale would not elaborate on why they requested further information from the commission, but it should be noted that Diaz’s camp has already challenged the RACJ over its handling of the UFC 158 weigh-ins.
The Diaz camp stated that the RACJ relaxed its own rules for the main event, in particular, because Georges St-Pierre was involved.
“The Quebec Commission deliberately relaxed the rule (regarding a bout’s contracted weight) in this case and, by its own admission, allowed their home-town fighter to ‘make weight’ even if he weighed more than the contracted weight,” Tweedale noted in an earlier statement to MMAWeekly.com regarding the controversial weigh-in situation.
St-Pierre won the five-round championship fight by unanimous decision.
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