Mixed Martial Arts

Nick Diaz fined, suspended for positive marijuana test

{eot}
Associated Press
5/21/2012 8:20:24 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

LAS VEGAS -- Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Nick Diaz is being fined US$79,500 and banned from fighting until next February for testing positive for marijuana use following a fight in Las Vegas.

Nevada Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer said the fine imposed following a Monday hearing amounts to 30 per cent of Diaz's $265,000 purse and bonus following his Feb. 4 UFC welterweight title loss to Carlos Condit. The one-year suspension dates from that fight.

Diaz and his lawyer, Ross Goodman, failed to convince commissioners that Diaz had a prescription from a doctor in California to use medicinal marijuana for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Diaz also lost his license for six months and was fined $3,000 by the commission after another positive marijuana test following a win in 2007.

Nick Diaz (Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



Have Your Say

Weigh-In

A week before his light heavyweight title defence at UFC 172, Jon Jones told TSN.ca that one of the most exciting parts of his career is "just breaking records, you know?" After retaining his title for a record seventh time, it's time to take a look at what the Rochester native has accomplished and ask, is he the best ever? More...

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television