Fans of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Nick Diaz were no doubt down in the dumps this month after the hero of the 209 was benched for bad behavior. Then came word that Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) was willing to reconsider its outrageous five-year ban from mixed martial arts (MMA).
In fact, we may even see Diaz back inside the cage by next summer.
“As a reminder to the general public, the Nick Diaz disciplinary matter will not be on the agenda at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Las Vegas,” NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar said in Wednesday’s statement via MMA Fighting). “Settlement discussions between the NSAC and Mr. Diaz and his counsel are on-going.”
Those discussions may eliminate any need for a formal appeal.
The commission came under fire from the combat sports community after suspending Diaz for his UFC 183 drug test. While the former Strikeforce champ is no stranger to disciplinary hearings, NSAC may have overstepped its bounds in what appeared to be a gross misuse of power.
Especially in light of the facts (or lack thereof).
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