Cesar Gracie Wants The UFC To Ignore Nick's NSAC Suspension And Let Him Fight | UFC NEWS

August 2, 2012 10:55 am by Pedro Carrasco

“They always change the rules on Nick. There’s some collusion to it all. Tyson Griffin tested positive for marijuana. It never came out but the UFC knew about it and he didn’t get a suspension. Diego Sanchez only got a suspension in California for three months. Nevada only has jurisdiction in Nevada so technically you should be able to fight anywhere else because the rules are different in each commission. Nick could fight in Texas tomorrow. Other commissions do not respect the NSAC’s decisions. Vitor Belfort fought Dan Henderson at the [second to] last PRIDE show in Nevada, tested positive for steroids, got a [nine month] suspension and said, ‘I don’t care, I’m not suspended outside of Nevada’ and went to [England] and fought. You know what, no one cared about it, the UFC didn’t care about it when they signed him and he didn’t get any other retribution for it. There have been many examples of this. We want to sort out this whole situation with Nick and get him a fight oversees like other fighters have been afforded that chance. Dana has said in the past the NSAC is the worst commission so we want him to put his money where his mouth is and free Nick Diaz.”

Popular MMA coach and leader of the “209 crew” Cesar Gracie tells Mauro Ranallo’s MMA Show that he would like the UFC to allow his star pupil, Nick Diaz, to fight over seas while he serves out his suspension handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The UFC obviously cannot do this, but I’m sure MMA fans would not be opposed to it, or would you?

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