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Thursday, 10/18/2012, 12:01 pm

Following Suspension Nick Diaz Must Once Again Earn Title Shot | UFC NEWS


Nick Diaz last saw action on the losing side of a decision to Carlos Condit for the UFC’s interim welterweight title.

He has since been suspended for testing positive for marijuana metabolites and forced on the sidelines to wait out the terms.

The former Strikeforce champ came into the UFC for a shot at GSP’s welterweight title but after a long documented list of poor decision making during the fights promotion was forced out of the bout.

He took his return to the UFC bout against BJ Penn and won but at the time of victory welterweight champion GSP was out with injury and unable to put up his title.

During yesterday’s UFC tele-conference members of the media asked the UFC president, Dana White, if Nick will get a chance to face the winner of the UFC 154 main event between champ and interim champ.

“When Diaz gets off of suspension, he’ll probably fight against one of the top guys at 170 pounds, and then we’ll see what happens,” White said on the call.

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24 Comments to Following Suspension Nick Diaz Must Once Again Earn Title Shot | UFC NEWS

  1. MMAnalyst says:

    Fair enough, give him the loser of Hendricks/Kampmann or the loser of GSP/Condit. All good fights, and worst case scenario he fights Condit again and we can maybe see a ‘dog fight’ this time.

  2. Not nick diaz says:

    Free Nick Diaz and give him his immediate rematch .

    • Ninja87 says:

      I agree! If they could give Chael P for pathetic Sonnen an undeserved title shot they better give Diaz a rematch

    • not nick diaz says:

      Why does overeem get to come back from a ped suspension and fight for a title shot,the GSP v Condit fight should be scrapped and a rematch should be given to Diaz.

      • dogfart says:

        he was only out for 9 months and didnt appeal and kick off about it.
        he also didnt prove to be someone difficult to work with like diaz or cry like a baby.
        He also didnt get suspended right after a fight and was suspended before a fight.

  3. Drew says:

    Dana Lorenzo fertita and the whole world kno how weed works. It’s bullshit he’s suspended I’d really apathetic toward the NSAC or w.e it’s called. He beat condit so he should fight condit again or get winner of Gsp condit

  4. SinCe 2004 says:

    Everytime i hear about how REAL fighters like Diaz get dogged out of what they deserve I am so turned off by the UFC.

  5. Finn says:

    Why is this even news? Of course if you lost the #1 contender fight in your last outing you won’t fight the champion without getting another good win.

    • Jasplanet says:

      Chael is fighting Jon Jones.
      Therefore your argument is invalid.
      As a matter of fact, all this is bullshit, there is no order. Chris Weidman will never get AS, u know why? Cuz this is not a sport u assholes, everyone knew what we signed up for, this is all a circus freak show, there is no order of contenders.
      With that bein said, Nick Diaz needs to fight GSP and Carlos can keep his precious fake gold belt that he ran so hard to get.

    • Not You says:

      +1 And I like Diaz.

  6. Joelster says:

    Give him GSP. They both want it. I want it.

  7. G says:

    Just suck Danas **** like Chael does that seems to work the best

  8. Shane Mead (@Shaneoo88) says:

    So one shit talker, who is actually a exciting fighter has to earn a title shot, but the other shit talker who is a boring fighter is handed a title shot. I guess Dana just loves TRT more than he does Weed…wink wink…notice how jacked Dana is compared to the past.

  9. Pkq says:

    UFC needs to figure out how to separate itself from the boxing commission, it would help out with a lot of problems.

  10. M says:

    Its not like weed is a performance enhancer!! Let that Diaz fight! Toke on Bro!!

  11. Josiah says:

    diaz & GSP are meant to fight. everyone wants to see it.

  12. ROflmao says:

    Seriously… This whole nonsense of how marijuana is even tested for during a fight is ridiculous. The metabolites can stay in your urine for 30 days, and if anything I’d give the pot smoker an unfair advantage. (Due to wanting to watch cartoons and eat cheeseburgers, makes it fairly difficult to cut weight and train, this is not first hand experience)

  13. stephen riddle says:

    He will be the ww champ within a year and a couple months! It just depends on how long it takes gsp to get ready.

  14. MooreUSMC says:

    GSP will beat Diaz. Diaz doesn’t deserve a shot. Just because sonnen and overeem don’t deserve shots doesn’t mean the UFC should give away more undeserved shots. And to everyone who thinks Diaz beat condit….. Get off Diaz nuts, just because you like his fighting style doesn’t mean he won the fight. Game planning is a part of MMA try to use atleast half your brains from now on. Condit Hit diaz more and did more damage move on.

    • Jasplanet says:

      The way u snuck in the “more damage” part was slick. He did not do more damage. Remember 1,2,5 . Watch it again n reminiss the fear and embaressment in Conduits eyes

  15. RitualOfBattle says:

    Nick should face the loser of GSP vs Condit

    GSP vs condit in December. Nick will be off around Feb ready to fight either gsp or condit by April. while that shits going on the winner of george vs condit will the #1 contender of kampmann vs Hendricks.

  16. 2lowtoe says:

    i would like 2 c diaz vs anderson i dont think gsp wants 2 ..cantdoit and gsp who gets jackson

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