NSAC: Nick Diaz Given 12 Month Suspension, Fine 30%

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UFC fighter Nick Diaz was on hand today at the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) meeting to appeal his indefinite suspension after a positive for marijuana metabolites.

After a long back and forth between both sides, the commission ruled Nick Diaz will be suspended for 12-months and be fined 30% of purse and bonus. Suspension to start day of Carlos Condit fight.

This is how I feel about the whole situation,

Conor Heun:

The NSAC just took 30 percent of Diaz’s purse from the Condit fight for smoking pot but said Chael can continue to use Steriods. WTF! [@ConorHeun]

Lets be reminded, that Alistair Overeem tested positive for 14x the normal human testosterone level and tried to speed away from a random drug test and was only given 9 months.

NSAC: Nick Diaz 12 Month Suspension, Fine 30%


  1. Ron Pauly

    May 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    60k fine + expensive lawyer for smoking weed? Someone needs to recheck the commission. Some heads need to roll.

  2. technix

    May 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    It's not the fine that bothers me. 12 months for smoking pot and they can turn around and give 9 months to Overeem that was juiced to the core. One top of that they allow Sonnen's TRT. It would have been better if Nick just accepted his punishment because he must have really pissed the commission off.

  3. Iron Monkey

    May 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Pretty f'd up. I agree with Conor Heun. They need to eradicate performance enhancing drugs, not pick on a guy for what he does in his spare time. This is serious bulls!@#.

  4. Daniel Brian

    May 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm


    • J_Brennan

      May 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      I've been to a few sites and 75 percent of commenters are pissed off at this decision. Diaz is one of the most entertaining fighters in MMA and we only ask for a fair decision. But the NSAC decided to take the low road and punish him for fighting their power. F*ch the NSAC.

  5. G.B.Hamerick

    May 21, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Just like i said the NSAC is all messed up. I knew they would get this thing all screwed up. You have to know the history of the players on the board to truly understand their logic. But enough is enough,where is the dictator when these crazy ruling from nsac come out? he is sitting in an office trying to figure out what fight he can produce for a PPV when Nick's suspension is up. What a joke this guy is says floyd is a racist but can't comment on bad rulings from nsac for fighter in his sport under contract. Nsac is a joke and always will be a joke.

  6. ron shaw

    May 22, 2012 at 8:11 am

    He's a second time offender and threatened to sue the NSAC. Its not shocking that they handing him a heavy sentence.

    Nick needs to fight in California from now on.

  7. krucz36

    May 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Nick needs a new hall pass that says he's the only one who doesn't have to abide by the freaking rules like everyone else. He's a multiple offender who lawyered up without any attempt at negotiation.

    AGREED, Overroid and cheating criminal Sonnen got treated lightly. DISAGREE that those two cases = Nick Diaz gets to smoke all the pot he wants. AGREED pot laws and commission reaction to pot are idiotic. Does that change the fact that they exist? Are we basing regulation on wishes now? The whining about this is sickening. The simple fact is that Diaz himself did this. Diaz blows it constantly, Diaz doesn't show up for his responsibilities.

    When does DIAZ get to take some public responsibility for his own fuck-ups?

    • Onri

      May 22, 2012 at 9:52 am

      The sentence clearly shows that the NSAC made this case personal. Sonnen is given a pass to put testosterone in his butt on a weekly basis but pot deserves a year sentence and $60,000 fine? AGREE Nick Diaz is a fuck up that causes his own problems. DISAGREE that this is the sentence that the NSAC should have handed down on him.

  8. DanaHater

    May 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

    So Sonnen can do TRT to mask his roid use and Nick gets this BS????

  9. Rudy

    May 23, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Agree with everyone but Ron Shaw and krucz36 give excellent reasons as to why: 1. He is a past offender, 2. He pissed them off, 3. He didn't try to negotiate.
    I hate that he is going to be gone for a year. Hopefully he could fight in California but if not, that hurts him more than the 30% fine. 30% of one fight is nothing compared to a full purse for 3 or 4 fights in one year.

  10. Ron Pauly

    May 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Yes, six month suspension for pot is fine. California card or not, he does knows the rules.

    1 year? Not performance enhancing? Not high on fight night? that shows bias by the commission.

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