Former UFC fighter and TUF alum, Kendall Grove, now fights for Bellator MMA and will go against Joey Beltran this Friday at Bellator 143.
Ahead of that fight Grove talked about the hottest topic in MMA, the controversial five year suspension handed to Nick Diaz by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Grove said that essentially the NSAC gave Diaz a death sentence and took away his livelihood with the punishment.
Here’s what he said:
“I think it’s stupid and ridiculous. Yea, it’s for multiple offenses but [former UFC middleweight champ] Anderson Silva gets busted for multiple PEDs and gets a slap on the wrist because he’s kissing ass. You’ve got [former UFC light heavyweight champ] Jon Jones doing coke in a hit and run with no real suspension, just a leave of absence. Then you’ve got Nick Diaz for weed, something that’s legal now. It’s basically a death sentence along with the $150,000 fine.
“Maybe a six-month suspension, fine him, OK, but don’t take away his livelihood. That’s just wrong. We need a fighter rep, a union rep. Someone to help us with these things.”
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