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Tuesday, 03/13/2012, 08:49 am

Nick Diaz Should Not Face Discipline Says Attorney | Files Response With Commission


“Marijuana is the only substance that is prohibited; not marijuana metabolites. The basis to discipline Mr. Diaz is that he tested positive for a prohibited substance. We know he didn’t test positive for marijuana. So, you look to see at WADA whether marijuana metabolites are prohibited. They do not prohibit it in any category. You have to test positive for marijuana, as opposed to this inactive ingredient Nick did. If there’s nothing in the rules prohibiting marijuana metabolites, why are we here?” (Go to page 2 for a full copy of their filed response to the NSAC)

In an interview with ESPN, The attorney of Nick Diaz explains their defense briefly.

You can see their official response that they filed with the NSAC in its entirety on page 2.

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35 Comments to Nick Diaz Should Not Face Discipline Says Attorney | Files Response With Commission

  1. isaiah D says:

    If the glove dosnt fit..

  2. Anthony1994 says:

    When will we hear if he is suspended or not?

  3. james says:

    haha the glove!

  4. BJC says:

    Please just fess up and take your punishment like a man instead of a little bitch

    • Gank Train says:

      You’re an idiot. He didn’t do anything wrong, he has a license for his medicine and should not be denied it. And according to this, he didn’t even break a single rule. #Hatershutyourmouth

    • jrog says:

      gotta agree.. I dont think there is anything wrong with smokein pot but it is against the rules and Nick is suposed to be a pro. He gets to make a liveing playing a game and the price of that is following the rules. Weither it is smokeing pot or not doing interviews it is the same thing you may not like it but if your gonna fight for a liveing you have to play by the rules. I like Nick but I must agree he should man up and stop sniffeling like a bitch

      • fatblacks says:

        he’s not the one sniffling idiot. his attourney did this. nick retired, remember? nate said that nick is set on not fighting and either way didnt test positive for the banned substance. gg

  5. freedaweed says:

    LET NICK FIGHT YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Cofee409 says:

    It’s going to be hilarious if he gets off on a technicality.

  7. mean170 says:

    Marijuana is a performance enhancer. It makes you bigger, faster, and stronger. Come on man. Everyone knows this.

  8. Xaninho says:

    Damn he got himself a damn good lawyer! And he does have a medical permit. If that isn’t sufficient enough for the NSAC then they need to suspend all ‘medical’ TRT users too..

  9. Thom says:

    I hope he wont get suspended but don’t expect Nick to fight anytime soon even if he gets away with this.

  10. Zac says:

    Just let the guy fight. Marijuana can enhance your mind not your body. I wanna see Diaz vs Fitch or Diaz vs ellenburger

  11. LVPennFan says:

    Let him fight if he wants to come back. Wonder if BJ is getting a little closer to coming back with the new twitter comment from Gil Melendez wanting to fight BJ. Would love to see BJ test Gil on his back, never seen him there.

  12. lex walker says:

    Why does it matter if they are going to lift his suspension since he’s not going to fight again

  13. baldy says:

    sounds like his lawyer is earning that paycheck….hope it works out for him. retired or not…

  14. Xaninho says:

    He won’t retire, why else is he letting his lawyer go through with it? Lawyers aren’t cheap, especially good ones like this one apparently is. If he really retired he could have just accepted the suspension and keep his money in his pocket. He is fighting it so I’m pretty sure he will not retire.

  15. slacker says:

    Lawyers are hilarious. Borrow a concept from science, structure the phrasing as if “marijuana metabolites”, are a completely different component of “marijuana”, and see if they will bite. The pointhere with the rule, is there is supposed to be no level or trace of marijuana metabolites at all. Will be interesting to see the outcome. Maybe the guy who gave him the marijuana tampered with the levels of THC because he was racist. lol

    • Chris Leslie says:

      I would say it goes by the letter of the rules, not the spirit of the rules. What the rules say means a lot more than what they “intend”.

    • Minus_Contra says:

      Pretty wrong because metabolites could mean anything. It could mean that he was near someone who smoked and inhaled. I mean he has to breathe right? That’s just one of many arguments that his legal team could use to beat this. Which is why the AC didn’t specify that particular phrase in the rules. It creates too many issues and too many revisions. Nick’s lawyer just looked through the fine print. And there is no such thing as “common unspoken law” in any constitution or legal parchment. If it wasn’t written down then it’s pretty much null and void and Nick can get away with it.

  16. Even if it was marijuana, does any other fighter really care? Does any fight fan really care?

    Probably no and no………..

    So the guy smokes some pot, holy shit!

    Is he leading our country in a government office? Is he working a bank job where he could lose peoples money? Is he performing major surgeries on people where he could cause them harm?

    Come on…… he fights people in a cage for a living………

    Like GSP said, its not a PED, when the commission says it is then maybe this should be a big deal.

    So in all honesty….. does anyone really give 2 fucks if a UFC fighter smokes some marijuana???

    • slacker says:

      Marijuana is mood altering. If it could be considering mood altering to the point where it could be considered advantageous (PED) to an athlete over his opponent, then it shouldn’t be allowed. No exceptions for Mr. Diaz. But where there is money involved, there is corruption and compromise. So, I expect this judgment may go in his favour. That’s fine if they want to adjust the rules for the future. But I wouldn’t go making it permissible for everyone – just those of medical necessity and issued licence as such.

  17. Dal says:

    Percocet, unlike Marijuana, is a fully legal prescription drug in all 50 states and yet you can’t use it within days of a fight. Same with cold medicines in most Olympic level testing competitions. Just because something is “legal” in one state (and yet not the state where he was competing and testing)doesn’t mean it’s legal to take it before a fight. This man has boasted MANY, MANY TIMES about his ability to beat a drug test, basically throwing it in the face of the commissions. Also this lawyer speak my be difficult for most to understand so let me break it down for you: I work in a medical lab and perform urine drug testing (which I’m sure is the method used by the NSAC). The way that marijuana is traced in your system is that it metabolizes after intake and those metabolites remain stored in your body fat for a period of time that varies based on the user. Unless you actually see the user ingesting the marijuana the only way that it is traced is through the metabolites that it leaves in your system after your body starts breaking the chemical down. THIS IS HOW DRUG TESTING HAS BEEN DONE, WITHOUT QUESTION, FOR DECADES! This argument is completely futile and will be torn to shreds if the NSAC brings it to appeal and has an expert in the field testify.

  18. Bodi says:

    He should be gone. If you are going to be in a professional sport then put away the drugs. His defense is idiotic. I don’t care who smokes a little weed, but come on. If you are going to do it then at least be a man and face up to it.

  19. UFC VIDEOS says:

    Meh, didn’t he “retire” anyway?

  20. Timothy Hosbach says:

    LET HIM FIGHT WHATS A LITTLE WEED AMONG FRIENDS .

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