“I was very disappointed. Everyone knows he smokes marijuana medicinally in California. He has a legal right to do it in this state. He was surprised he tested positive. He does the same ritual every fight for the last five years. He stops it in time and he cleanses his system, works out like crazy, drinks a lot of water and purges his system of it.”(Continue to next page to read more on his thoughts of Nick retiring.)
During today’s “The MMA Hour” podcast with host Ariel Helwani, Cesar Gracie said that he was disappointed and Nick Diaz was shocked to find out that he had failed his UFC 143 drug screening.
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Cesar discusses Nick’s potential to return to the UFC:
“It’s quite possible, actually [Nick will come back]. I really believe he loves fighting. I think he’s fought too much and I think with all the politics that come with this sport and everything, the negativity, it’s a crazy thing and I don’t think he likes that part of it and the media and everything. He wanted to test himself as a martial artist and that was the most important thing, even more important than financial gain.
“I think after a certain amount of time he’ll get the love back,” Gracie said. “So I do want him to go through this process and try to clear everything and get him back on track fighting.”(Continue to page three for the full audio of this interview)
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