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Chael Sonnen: We’re owed an explanation for Nick Diaz’s lifetime ban

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Chael Sonnen isn’t making Nick Diaz out to be a saint.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender knows the Stockton slugger did wrong when he failed his UFC 193 drug test for marijuana. But his transgression wasn’t major enough to warrant a five-year ban from mixed martial arts (MMA).

Or a lifetime ban, as Sonnen says, seeing as how a fighter’s time in the sport isn’t very long.

That’s why “The American Gangster” says the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) needs to be held accountable for its decision and explain why the decided to levy such a harsh punishment on Diaz.

Check out his words on The MMA Hour (Via MMA Fighting):

“I wish there would be some kind of explanation. When a guy stubs his toe and Nick did — Nick’s wrong here — but there is a question of, how wrong was he? What kind of violation is this? Was this a lifetime ban? You can call it five years, but as you know, that’s a lifetime ban in this sport.”

Nick’s lawyers have already put the wheels in motion to take the case to court. As Sonnen sees it, that’s the best thing to ….View original article