UFC Fighter, Nick Diaz has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after he came up positive for THC on a drug screening at the beginning of February.
After hearing about the results of Diaz’s UFC 143 post-fight drug test failing, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer filed a complaint asking to suspend Diaz’s license until a disciplinary hearing could be conducted. The commission today granted that request and will hold a hearing for Diaz on a to-be-announced date in the future.
This recent failed test marked Diaz’s second such infraction in Nevada, last was in 2007. The result was later changed to a no-contest after Diaz’s positive test was revealed; Diaz was suspended for six months and fined 20 percent of his purse.
One point likely to be discussed at the upcoming hearing is the issue of legality surrounding Diaz’s marijuana use. The fighter was prescribed the drug in California, where he is legally allowed to use the substance for medicinal purposes.