The MMA world is still a buzz regarding Nick Diaz’s five year suspension and $165,000 fine, handed down by the Nevada State Athletic commission on Monday following his hearing for failing a UFC 183 drug test, which came back positive for marijuana. Although, his legal team argued that there were major inconsistencies with the three tests, the commission didn’t really bother with that argument and instead seemed to take offense with the fact that Diaz enacted the fifth amendment during the hearing and said they felt disrespected by the fighter, thus a five year suspension seemed adequate to them.
The whole MMA community seems to be behind Diaz, including the biggest star, Ronda Rousey. However, former Bellator champ Joe Warren has a little bit of a different take on the situation. He admits that it’s terrible for Diaz, but also added that if you break the law, you have to deal with it.
Here’s what he told MMAJunkie:
“That’s terrible for him. It’s a law, though. I’m the first one to say, you break a law, you’ve got to deal with it.”
“He’s done it three times, and there’s offenses after the first offense. So we all know this. It sucks that they’re doing this because of THC – it’s not a performance-enhancing drug, and it’s legal in most of the states that we live in. But it’s the law, and he knows it, and we all know the law. It sucks.”
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