UFC fighters react to Nick Diaz’s 5 year suspension

Nick Diaz

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The verdict is in: Nick Diaz has been suspended for five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for failing one of his UFC 183 post fight drug tests. Diaz’s legal team and the commission went at it for over two hours on Monday afternoon and when it was all said and done, it was the NSAC who made an example of Diaz for testing positive for marijuana metabolites.

His opponent, Anderson Silva also failed his drug test for UFC 183 when he came up positive for performance enhancing drugs. Silva was suspended by the commission for just a year and was fined $380,000.

UFC fighters and MMA personalities around the world are irate and have taken to Twitter to #FreeNickDiaz. Check it out!

Even other personalities from around the world of mixed martial arts had to chime in!

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