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Diaz Pulled From Strikeforce Show; Weed to Blame?

(Don’t bother Nick before his morning bong rip.)

The California State Athletic Commission determined Wednesday that Nick Diaz will not be cleared to fight Jae Suk Lim at Saturday’s Strikeforce/EliteXC event. Though CSAC executive officer Armando Garcia claims that Diaz’s medical information wasn’t submitted in time for the fight, Gary Shaw refutes this: “He never mentioned anything about late medicals,” said Shaw. “And if there were late medicals it wasn’t because of Nick Diaz and it wasn’t because of EliteXC.”

Diaz underwent the medical tests required to renew his California fight license on March 10th, and noted his prescription for medical marijuana at the time; this controversial element may be at the heart of the dispute. Said Diaz’s manager Cesar Gracie:

“Nick is a naturalist by heart. He thinks Ritalin is an amphetamine. He thinks that’s really bad for you. People with ADD are kind of hyper, so he has trouble sleeping. He got the medical marijuana card and he takes his pot to go to sleep and be more focused. It’s completely legal in California. Voters voted it in. The commission is actually supposed to obey that, so this will probably open up a legal case…If they’re not even going to allow him to test clean, that doesn’t make sense. That’s overstepping their boundaries.”

Steroids actually help my E.D., but I wouldn’t expect the CSAC to bend their rules just because I have a note from my doctor. According to EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw, Diaz will return to action on June 14 in Hawaii. As for Saturday, Lim will now fight Drew Fickett, who was also left opponent-less after Jake Shields injured his back. The lineup, as it stands now:

Main Card:
Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le (for Strikeforce middleweight title)
Gilbert Melendez vs. Gabe Lemley (for Strikeforce lightweight title)
Drew Fickett vs. Jae Suk Lim
Mike Kyle vs. Wayne Cole
Joey Villasenor vs. Ryan Jensen

Luke Stewart vs. Tiki Ghosn
Jesse Jones vs. Jesse Gillespie
Darren Uyenoyama vs. Anthony Figueroa

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420 gurl- May 8, 2008 at 7:29 am
this is crazy, let him fight and let him smoke!!!
Not Sure- March 31, 2008 at 2:26 am
why is this such a big deal? let the man smoke weed. anyone who has ever smoked weed knows that there is physical gain from it. even if he fights high there is absolutely no gain from it. When you are high your condition doesnt improve, you dont get stronger, its harder to be energetic and it doesnt numb pain, except maybe emotional.

If you don't believe me go smoke a fat blunt of some good weed and get into a fist fight, see how much it improves your skills

otherwise stop being an asshole
shutupandfight- March 27, 2008 at 9:07 am
"He can sleep if he has a beer or glass of wine or something. You don’t need pot to sleep."

bullshit on that would take me a 12 of beer or 1/2 a fifth of vodka to get even close to the quality of sleep as .5g of MJ....and that's after slinging concrete for 10-12 hours a day.

alcohol is an effing joke.
Mr. Nice Guy- March 26, 2008 at 8:59 pm
Life is a Bitch, then you die
So roll up a blunt, and lets get high!
Blackleg- March 26, 2008 at 7:46 pm
The medical maryjane card is new or at least he didn't bother trying to play it when they yanked his win in Japan a while back. Pathetic is what it is. No excuse for continuing to use when your livelihood depends on being able to piss clean.
Rumbler- March 26, 2008 at 7:45 pm
Hey hey hey Smoke week everyday!

The CSAC is always throwing their weight around. They're always F'en up events. I hope the big organizations stop holding events in Cali.
mmacoach- March 26, 2008 at 7:25 pm
He can sleep if he has a beer or glass of wine or something. You don't need pot to sleep. He probably bought his card from Pooky, same place he buys his pot. He's a weiner anyway.
BDizzle- March 26, 2008 at 6:54 pm
Puff Puff Pass Nick don't be stingy now.
Matt D.- March 26, 2008 at 6:37 pm
How stupid is Diaz? This is the second fight his love of pot is costing him.