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Nick Diaz in settlement talks with Nevada Athletic Commission, could fight as early as 2016

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Nick Diaz might not be suspended for five years after all. Actually, he could be back by next year.

The popular UFC fighter’s legal team is currently in settlement talks with the Nevada Athletic Commission, sources told MMA Fighting. One source with knowledge of the situation said that Diaz could actually be back in the Octagon by sometime in 2016.

Diaz posted Tuesday night on Instagram that talks with the NAC were “going well.” He has also mentioned on social media that the UFC’s law firm, Campbell & Williams, was involved in talks.

Just spoke with my legal team at Campbell & Williams and talks with the NV athletic commission are going well. We’re working hard with them to get this right. Thanks for the support. @cesargraciebjj @natediaz209 @krongraciejiujitsu @riokid @rcsspence @matheusandre1 @graciefighterlodi @graciearmy209kids #jiujitsu #lodijiujitsu #mma @ufc

A photo posted by nickdiaz209 (@nickdiaz209) on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:08pm PDT

In September, the NAC ruled that Diaz would be suspended for five years and fined $165,000 for failing a drug test for marijuana at UFC 183 in January. It was his third weed offense in the state. The commission also felt Diaz lied on his pre-fight questionnaire when he said ….View original article

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