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Nick Diaz petition expires this Friday and remains 17,000 short of White House goal

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Embattled Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Nick Diaz needs roughly 17,000 people to support his mixed martial arts (MMA) cause by this Friday (Oct. 16, 2015), otherwise the White House petition filed in his name will go up in smoke.

The goal is 100,000.

If you haven’t clicked by now, you probably have your reasons (like this guy), but for those of you who oppose the five-year ban levied by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) — thanks to a controversial drug test from UFC 183 back in January — go here to let your voice be heard.

And considering how many names are still needed, you might want to tell a friend.

In the meantime, Diaz — getting support in the unlikeliest of places — is weighing his options outside of MMA competition (sample) while his legal team prepares an appeal. For much more on his NSAC woes click here and here.

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