“Rush” to the rescue!
Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is having trouble finding anyone siding with its decision to suspend Nick Diaz for a five-year period after failing his UFC 183 drug test for marijuana.
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Joining the long list of members of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community who have voiced their displeasure at the suspension is none other than former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre.
“Rush” recently told Quebec’s RDS network that he believes the NSAC simply wanted to make an example of Diaz to prove it would no longer take failed drug tests lightly. Still, St-Pierre finds the five-year penalty a bit harsh when compared to other sentences.
His words (via MMA Fighting):
“Personally, I think five years is too much. Especially when you think about Anderson Silva and other guys who were doping and received a lighter suspension compared to [Diaz]. I think they wanted to make an example out of him to send a message because he’s a colorful character who talks a lot and makes a lot of noise. They wanted to make an example out of him like they did in the Olympics with Marion Jones, ….View original article