Nick Diaz joked post-fight UFC 158 how he might be headed to jail for not paying taxes. While the former welterweight No. 1 contender is keeping up on payments to the NSAC, he still owes the CSAC.
The NSAC was paid the third and final installment of a $79,500 bill for Diaz’s second drug test to come back for marijuana. He owes the CSAC taxes for his first event as a promoter for WAR MMA where Diaz generated an estimated $50,000, according to CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster.
“He basically paid half of what he owes,” said Foster to MMA Junkie. “It’s not like he fell off the planet; he’s been communicating. If they don’t pay us in the next week or so, I’ll probably have to move to plan B, which maybe says we might have to assess a penalty, but I have full confidence that they will pay.”
The inaugural show was on June 22 and came from Diaz’s hometown of Stockton, CA. Foster was pleased with the final product.
Diaz’s future in the sport is unclear. He retired again earlier in the year, but UFC president Dana White said Diaz texted him about making a fight.