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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Nick Diaz, who tested positive for marijuana ?

Diaz, 28, who tested positive for marijuana, is a second-time offender in Nevada and, thus, faces a one-year suspension.UFC president Dana White on Tuesday night of this week believed he had put the rematch together that a multitude of fans had been clamoring for following UFC 143’s main event between Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz. He also tested positive for marijuana following a Feb. 24, 2007, victory over Takanori Gomi at a PRIDE Fighting Championship event held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Nick Diaz reacts after losing to Carlos Condit by decision at UFC 143.
(Getty Images)
Six weeks after the first positive test the commission fined Diaz $3,000 (20 percent of his $15,000 purse), suspended him for six months and changed his win over Gomi to a no-decision. The commission’s report in 2007 noted Diaz’s concentration of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, was 175, three-and-a-half times the concentration level of 50 required under Nevada regulations to produce a positive test result.
“All results received thus far have been negative, except Mr. Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites,” Kizer said in a release Thursday.
It didn’t take long for White to respond.

“I am beyond disappointed that he tested positive for marijuana,” said White in a prepared statement. “It is now in the hands of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.”

It was a simple, almost bland statement from White, who is know for his fiery personality, but you could almost see the disappointment dripping from it. “A complaint for disciplinary action against Mr. Diaz has been filed.”

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