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First Official Steps Against Nick Diaz Taken By NSAC | Temporary Suspension Issued


A meeting held today in the State of Nevada by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) started the process in determining the licensing fate of UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz.

During the hearing the NSAC confirmed what we already knew and that is that they are officially taking action against Diaz for failing his UFC 143 drug test and testing positive for marijuana use.

The meeting today was just a formality that marks the first step in the longer process in suspending Diaz for his infraction. It is widely accepted that Diaz will receive a 12 month suspension, unless his team can string together a successful defense that includes his legal right to use medical marijuana as prescribed by his doctor under California Prop: 215 and SB 420.

MMAFighting.com had a Representative their live and here is a clip from their report:

“During Wednesday’s meeting, commission chairman Skip Avansino requested notes and minutes from the 2007 Nevada matter, as well as any related disciplinary information from other states in preparation of Diaz’s upcoming hearing.

The stage was also set for a possible defense that could include a retroactive request for a medical marijuana exemption, as Eccles noted a belief that “the question will come up” given Diaz’s personal license for medical use in California.”

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer has stated that the usual punishment for first time marijuana offenders is a six-month suspension and fine and the standard punishment for second time offenders is an additional six-month suspension coupled with a fine.

This is Nick’s second offense in the State of Nevada and out of his last three-fights in the state of Nevada he has failed for marijuana twice.

The date for Nick’s formal disciplinary hearing has yet to be set.

Read More: Marijuana in MMA, UFC, Nick Diaz (News)

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16 Comments to First Official Steps Against Nick Diaz Taken By NSAC | Temporary Suspension Issued

  1. Zelo says:

    Fuckers! Fuckin wack bull shit laws! SMOKE WEED ALL DAY JIU_JITSU BY NIGHT! I hope his camps fights this shit.

  2. Tim says:

    Ridiculous.

  3. T.DADDY says:

    fire that shit up!!

  4. mark wynn says:

    mma aint gymnastics wtf! let the man fight and let him use whatever supplements he needs. cant he get a script? This is bullshit. Are they afraid poy heads will tarnish MMA? Its the 21st century. I think a fighters union shood strike til they let up on Diaz. And im not even a fan of his really but this is petty.

  5. Stevo the great says:

    F#*K YOU NSAC! YOU SUCK….IN CALI WE GOT CARDS….YOU GOT MMJ IN NEVADA NOW TOO! STOP BEING SO IGNORANT THIS IS NOT A PED…..THIS IS NOT TRT…….THIS IS A PLANT THAT GROWS OUT OF THE GROUND. NOT A PED NOT ANYTHING SYNTHETIC OR PROCESSED JUST PLAIN OLD BUD. STOP……YOU ARE MAKING YOURSELVES LOOK FOOLISH. MEANWHILE FLOYD MAYWEATHER CAN SMOKE BLUNTS WITH 50 CENT AND MAKE MILLIONS PER FIGHT…..NSAC DONT NEVER SAY SH*T ABOUT FLOYD! NSAC IS ON SOME BS…..NICK SHOULD WIN THIS CASE.

  6. alex says:

    is everyone forgetting that nick is the idiot that failed the drug test he knew he had to take? they have these rules set up, yes they may suck and be stupid, but they are there. also all nick had to do was talk to the commission before and he could have gotten a pass on the marijuana, but because he is a punk ass too cool to follow the rules kinda guy he didn’t take the time. he is the idiot for not going through and getting done what had to be. let me say i don’t care about smoking weed, not my thing but to each his own. so i couldn’t care less about that, but all you people that wanna rage about how unjust it is that he is getting in trouble for this, HE KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN! simple as that

    • Trez says:

      Alex,
      Didn’t realize that you had so much insight into the mind of Nick Diaz. How could you know what he did or didn’t do or why? People like you think they have all the answers. You don’t know isht, so don’t speak on it.

      • Cletus Jackson says:

        Dos,
        Didn’t realize that you were so stupid. He had all the time of the world to apply for an exception since he has a license for using weed, but he didn’t do it. so he fucked himself up big time.

  7. DontBeScaredHomie says:

    Alex your a clown take your little ass else where.

  8. Chill, guys. I bet he gets the exemption, the 6 month suspension, and we see the rematch e all want.

    There’s too much money in it for EVERYBODY, NSAC included.

  9. TROLL GUY says:

    12 Month Suspension, Smoke All The Weeds!!!

  10. GreenTeaBagger says:

    They should make his druggie ass eat cheetos and watch Oprah for 6 months since the only thing he will be fighting is the munchies.

  11. Jason N says:

    every one knew diaz smokes weed. Dana should have secured the exception for him.

  12. Xaninho says:

    I think it will be a 6 month suspension for not disclosing medical use upfront. At least that’s what would be ‘fair’, since Sonnen got off with 6 months for highly( no pun intended) elevated testosterone due to TRT abuse and not proven but very likely steroid abuse.

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