VIDEO | Richard Perez talks about Nick Diaz being drugged before fight with Georges St-Pierre

Nick Diaz is fresh off an 18-month suspension for testing positive for marijuana.

Now eligible to fight again in the UFC, Diaz has done a few media appearances and made a bold claim about his fight with Georges St-Pierre back in 2013. Diaz caught people’s attention when he said that he was drugged before the fight with St-Pierre.

Diaz’s boxing coach, Richard Perez recently spoke with “Submission Radio” on the incident.

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“Oh yeah, yeah, I remember that,” Perez said (transcribed by Bloody Elbow). “Yeah I was there, and it was Georges St. Pierre’s nurse or something, came down and he wanted to give Nick some kind of stuff. And I told Nick not to do it, but he gave it to him. So that’s what he’s talking about.”

“I don’t know what it was. I’m not saying that it was a drug or anything, but I just know that he looked different (in the fight).”

“He said he worked with Georges St-Pierre,” Perez recalled. “It was just through an IV.”

Although unsure of what was actually administered through the IV, Perez says that it definitely had an effect on Diaz.

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“Of course, because he was up all night urinating. I mean he wasn’t feeling good because he was going to the bathroom a lot. I mean, I don’t know what it did, but I know he was going to the bathroom a lot, so it probably dehydrated him and drained him.”

“I don’t know, but I just know I was sitting there and the guy wanted to give him something. I don’t know what it was for. I told him no, but he said it wouldn’t even hurt him. It was strange.”

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