Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans love suspended UFC welterweight Nick Diaz so much that they enacted a White House petition to clear him of an egregious punishment handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) back in September.
Now, NSAC is slated to decide on a “proposed settlement agreement” with Diaz at next Tuesday’s (Jan. 19, 2016) meeting, MMA Junkie reports.
The 32-year-old native of Stockton, California was disciplined by NSAC because of his failed drug test at the UFC 183 pay-per-view (PPV) one year ago. Diaz received a five-year ban on MMA competition, as well as a hefty $165,000 fine, which equated to a third of Diaz’s $500,000 salary from the event.
Fans even tried to help him foot the bill in that department.
The folks over at 100 Pennsylvania Avenue were reluctant to get involved, after said petition garnered the 100,000 signatures required to invoke a response from the White House, citing that this is out of their jurisdiction.
Diaz lamented that other state athletic commissions were on his side and then in October of 2015, it was announced that NSAC and the former’s legal team were in talks on a settlement.
Also on the NSAC docket, a re-hearing for former Pride FC middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva, who had a lifetime ban for evading a drug test rescinded by a Nevada district court judge last May. Multiple subsequent re-hearings with NSAC have been postponed.
Maybe “The Axe Murderer” makes this meeting, though we highly doubt it.
Source:: mma mania