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UFC 143: Nick Diez Gets Popped For Weed By The NSAC, Again
The rumors are true, Nick Diez tested positive for Marijuana metabolites following his UFC 143 loss to Carlos Condit. Nevada State Athletic Commissioner Keith Kizer hinted earlier today that one fighters test came back positive before sending a letter to media later in the day confirming the news. A disciplinary hearing shall be held to decide a possible fine and/or suspension for Nick Diaz.
“All results received thus far have been negative, except Mr. Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites … A complaint for disciplinary action against Mr. Diaz has been filed.”
UFC President Dana White responds,
“I am beyond disappointed that he tested positive for marijuana … It is now in the hands of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.”
This is Diaz’s second positive test under the commission’s jurisdiction. Diaz also tested positive for marijuana following his amazing win over Takanori Gomi at PRIDE 33.
Following his first positive test, the NSAC suspended him 6 months and fined him 20% of his earnings ($3,000). With this second infraction, Diaz could be looking a more significant punishment.