“It was here, twice for the same drug, marijuana. But Nick did some things that came out in the hearing. Before the hearing, he came out and said ‘yeah, well I smoked seven days before.’ Wait a minute, are you saying that you lied on our pre-fight questionnaire? We asked him if he took anything in the last fifteen days. He basically admitted that he did, so we added basically the equivalent of perjury and that was part of the findings against him. So it wasn’t only for testing positive for the marijuana, it was also for lying about it on the form.
The second thing with Nick is that after the fight he drank like two dozen bottles of water, which we later found out from both from his expert, as well as our own, the effect of that could very well have been the intent to lower the level of marijuana in his system to try to get it below the cutoff. It didn’t quite work. He was still above the cutoff but the level wasn’t very high.”
Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director, Keith Kizer, took to Boxing website, Boxingscene.com, to talk about the latest in the world of Nick Diaz.
Yesterday we reported that Nick Diaz will be challenging his suspension with Nevada courts and try to book a fight before the year is up, and it would now appear that Kizer is already stringing together his commissions defense of their original decision to suspend Diaz.
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