Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Nick Diaz for one year and fined him thirty percent for testing positive for marijuana metabolites following his February bout against Carlos Condit.
Diaz appeared in front of the NSAC with his attorney Ross Goodman, who presented his client’s case well and made a solid argument against the NSAC’s findings. Regardless, the NSAC levied a stiff punishment against the fighter, which his manager Cesar Gracie took umbrage to. Gracie tweeted the following message, referencing UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones’ recent DUI crash as well as the persistent problem of performance enhancing drugs in MMA.
@ufc Get drunk and wreck cars or do steroids between fights is OK. Smoke weed legally between fights and NSAC throws the book at you
According to Goodman, the Diaz camp is considering legal action against the NSAC’s ruling which would essentially allow the case to be brought back up, but in front of a proper judge who could then overrule the NSAC’s disciplinary action if they saw fit.