Perhaps bowing to public pressure, apparently including death threats, the Nevada Athletic Commission is currently in talks with Nick Diaz‘s legal team to possibly reduce –– extremely reduce –– the fighter’s five-year suspension for testing positive to marijuana in January of this year, following his UFC 183 bout with Anderson Silva.
In fact, “Nick Diaz could be back inside the Octagon as soon as 2016,” according to a report by legal analyst Amy Dardashtian on Friday night’s edition of Inside MMA.
When the Nevada Athletic Commission handed down a five-year suspension to Diaz in September, many considered it virtually a lifetime ban for the 32-year-old.
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There were many confounding issues in Diaz’s case. The most significant was that he was tested three times within a matter of hours. The two WADA-accredited tests showed Diaz below the legal limit for marijuana metabolites, while the middle test, by a non-WADA-certified lab, put Diaz at nearly five times the legal limit of 150 ng/mL.
The NAC chose to acknowledge the one above the limit result and the fact that Diaz has ….View original article