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Go Figure, Nick Diaz Will Not Be Fired for His Botched UFC 143 Drug Test


(I may not know how to buy a house, but if you give me fifteen minutes I WILL make a four percolator bong out of this.) 

Man, the UFC marketing department intern in charge of Lorenzo Fertitta’s Twitter account must be working overtime these past few days. Aside from announcing the Mir/Velasquez, Griffin/Ortiz, and Overeem/JDS fights last night, “Lorenzo” recently held a Twitter Q & A session to set the record straight on this whole Nick Diaz/Puff the Magic Dragon thing. And even if Diaz is planning to retire, his contract with the UFC will remain. You know, just in case he gets the sudden desire to fight B.J. Penn, Karo Parisyan, or Joe Riggs again in some small promotion somewhere.

When asked about Diaz’s Zuffa future, Fertitta was quick to respond, “[I] really like the kid [he] just needs to get it together. I’m a sap for real fighters.” We know, Lorenzo.

We don’t want you to argue about whether or not marijuana should be considered a banned substance, or illegal for that matter, because we already have. Needless to say, if anyone out there actually thinks weed enhances anything but zombie mode on Call of Duty and the enjoyment of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, then they are clearly unfamiliar with the term “enhance.” What we are interested in is what kind of punishment you think Diaz should receive for violating a rule, as silly as it may be. Three months? Six months? A year? Well, barring a successful appeal, which, come on, it’s looking like it will be a year or more before we see Diaz in the octagon, if at all.

Perhaps even more hilarious than the predicament Diaz has put himself in was how the MMA community responded to his failed drug test. Check out some of the best tweets, compiled by MMAFighting.com, below.

@TimKennedyMMA: Nick Diaz was the aggressor of the fight while he was high as a kite is a testament to how good he really is and how much pot he can smoke.

@malkikawa: I was positive after 143…. Very positive, condit won… Lol

@FilthyTomLawlor: Telling me that the top fighters in MMA smoke pot regularly is like saying that @ryanbader and @Kingsbu suck at beerpong: FACT

@Schindiggity: Nick Diaz tests+ for weed, so Fkn what!! He should be praised for doing so well hi! Plus he has a medical marijuana license! Wtf

@ForrestGriffin: I don’t do drugs…. I suck naturally.

@MieshaTate: “@Michael_Pugh: @mayhemmiller and @MieshaTate What are your thoughts about Diaz’s test failure?” #stupid

@mayhemmiller: They shouldn’t test for it but they do.

@DUANEBANGCOM: “@spilledbagofice: Nick should just say there was some THC in a supplement he got from GNC. #blameGNC” everyone else does. Haha

@lastcall155: @KCBanditMMA The @DiazBrothers209 R 2 of the realist doods I’ve met in this sport! Ive got nuthin but good things 2 say about em. #Realtalk

@joerogan: To make you feel slightly better after the shit news of Nick Diaz testing positive, I offer the black keys.

@JoeDuarteMMA: Tricky Nicky got caught smokin’ that sticky! # #UFC #RT

While we’re on the subject of shameless plugs, have you followed us on Twitter yet? Seriously, we need help understanding what the hell all these hashtags are supposed to mean.

-J. Jones

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barbie- February 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm
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Australian Mantis- February 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm
Not a bad too and fro between you 2 guys, you both cracked me up. Glad you didnt resort to just cussing each other out lots n lots. Entertaining!, good job. Oprahs brown dream ha ha ha
intercept440- February 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm
your actually quite amusing, although a grammar nazi apparently.
whatever floats your boat guy/and or girl, whatever you are. however i can tell you 4 things that are indeed fact. #1 it's impossible for you to offend me. #2 the only thing you would be able to smash is your own cock. #3 my initial comment was about as sarcastic as sarcastic can be, if you didnt take it that way thats your beef not mine. #4 why waste my time going on, i have beer to drink and a wife to make me a sammich.
orlandomac- February 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm
Intercept besides smashing intellectually in person Luke Thomas it wouldn't be much to SBNations.. 'Senior editor' who used to be stuck on Bloody Elbow now that Vox has purchased MMAFighting he wants some tv time like Ariel, Ben, and Mike Chia.. I could force him to bend over but that is not my thing.

I have been on CP since it started.. although I don't post that often. If you could spell your condicending maybe you would realize I was just sharing my opinion in my post.. you initial comments were not the helpful.. they did not add to the conversation.

So when you insulted.. I turned old testament on you... chafed your vag because us big boys do that.

Sorry that you can dish it out but have very little to offer in return. It is not high brow.. I am as much knuckle dragger as I am your logic impediment.

I am glad we both agree on Bloody Elbow but you could've started with that instead of being a bloody irritated vag.

I also love Sean Connery so we have two things in common besides the fact that we both think Diaz has smoked himself retarded.

Then you call me a troll for stating my opinion that ended with you suggesting I should stick my head in Oprah's brown dream. I am the troll.

Besides women are probably the only thing you could beat consistently.. that would probably last longer than your ability to quick shoot.

Aim for partners with lowered expectations.. if you want to meet someone...
intercept440- February 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm
^ sorry who is this luke thomas you speak off? your gay lover perhaps, oh well if gay is you way that's ok.but really sir yeah it is always about me and my CP bretheren. we like nothing more than to feed trolls like you....at least at first then it get's old and we sit and owl over our computers for waiting for some new and unintlelligent piece of crow crap to come along, and the process starts all over again...
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No not really dude, but what we dont like is condicending cunts like yourself who come on and try to prove to us how smart they are by trying to spout statistics and political drivel in order to further there own needs at being an attention whore who tries to be superior to others by spouting there endless knowledge of whatever subject floats there boat. in this case that would be You.but really your already boring.

Although i do agree with you 100 percent that bloody elbow is nothing more than a bunch of bitches who are in need of a good slap to face sean connery style. (not that im advocating violence against woman)
orlandomac- February 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm
Intercept why is it always about you and your needs.. cry cry tear tear.. Xeno tools me already please don't tool me also Mr. Cry Cry Tear Tear...

You sound like Luke Thomas a skinny weak ass.. with images of grandeur.. who imagines ky jelly events with Oprah's big brown eye..

Sounds like you need to work more.. and should be thankful for your meaningless job.. because you lack the attention span to succeed anywhere else in life.
intercept440- February 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm
^actually all i need is a day off of work and yea i said oprahs ass cuase you were indeed coming off like you were some dr phil wanna be, and thats exactly how dr phil got his start, by having his big ol nose right up in oprah's brown eye.
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please we already have Xeno we dont need you
orlandomac- February 11, 2012 at 11:51 am
@Spunder yes long posts, long messages, long you know..pants ;o)

Makes you appreciate this site that tools can say what they want have an opinion and not get banned because of a fascist regime that you disagree with on opinion.

@Intercept clearly you need psychoanalysis.. what reasons would you have about thinking about Oprah's ass?

Dude you have some serious issues.

But thanks for coming out.
ThePeoplesTroll- February 11, 2012 at 11:04 am
little late but.. nice caption lol
i smoke weed all the time. i agree that diaz would be all ancy if he had to quit 10 days out because the withdrawl puts you on edge.. but.. nick diaz has a medical perscription so he can get high whenever. if here and there u take 10 days off so what? u can get as high as you want all the rest of the time.
suck it up diaz and be a professional as best u can.
Sodak- February 11, 2012 at 9:22 am
Not fired? why would he be? Weed? who cares?

http://www.mmatko.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Jared-Shaw-video.jpg

no penalty 3 months at most.
intercept440- February 11, 2012 at 8:06 am
^^orlandDRphil.
go stufdf your head back up oprah's ass.we dont need your pyschoanalysis of the mental social state of diaz...we already know he is a retard,nuff said.
Spunderpants- February 11, 2012 at 7:53 am
@Orlandomac - I bet you leave really long voice mails too eh ;o)
orlandomac- February 11, 2012 at 5:06 am
I would like to start off by saying that I believe in the legalization of weed, and other drugs.. I think that instead of having drug lords reap all the benefits.. you can take the money out of their hands.. and legalizing all drugs.. and then regulating their intake through the medical profession is a much better option that can generate money for treatment, and good health.

It would allow for a lot of tax dollars to cover programs needed for addicts.. it would save the tax payers fortunes that could be spent wisely elsewhere, and on top of that increase taxes in an area that does not cost anyone anything.

Anyways that is a long story.

My point in this situation and I got banned earlier with no profanity just an opinion on MMAFighting for it.. is that counter to Luke Thomas who passes off his opinion as "Fact" the truth is there are many advantages to weed smoking in the fighting game.. more so in training on the way to the fight.. but even a chronic user like Nick can have great articulate advantages on fight night.

It is a fallacy to think that one of the greatest natural pain killers has no benefit to fighters who are constantly fighting injury and nerve damage.

It is as bad to Roid up during training and cycling off for the fights as it is to Weed up during training and then cycle off.

Diaz's dog fight mentality is only capable if he has weeded up.. if you can't feel the punches it helps anyone with anxiety & panic attacks. The only way he competes in this severe sport is because of his weed use.

Some others have made statements about it is his anxiety to the media.. but that is not true.. the only reason he has major issues on fight week and is socially incompetent is because he is a chronic user with withdrawal symptoms.

Just imagine smoking ten bowls a day and then for 10 days not smoking any..?

Hey I am not a Nick Diaz fan boy but we respect his skills...

and please let us not delude this subject by the pro-con weed legality of weed.

The facts are against Luke Thomas' argument.. that on most athletic commissions by-laws... is the use prior to and the actual event.

Luke will have you believe that thc should only be tested through blood for the day of the event not through urinalysis that judges the last few months.. when the true benefits of weed like roids are prolonged use during training.

As a calmant reducing stress and having the benefit of great sleep would never help a hard training fighter with sores and aches. That clearly is not an advantage..

Nick's camp called Condit a chicken that he ran.. and the truth is Nick had to smoke up not to. If you can't handle confrontation than why smoke yourself to that point?

The bodies natural pain mechanism is there to protect us.. because being numb could lead to catastrophic injuries and death.

Pain is there to regulate our actions to tell us to stop before we gain a terminal injury, that is why pain killers are frowned upon.. if you are numb then you can't feel the pain that would normally make you stop.

Anyways Nick should be punished harshly.. for cheating not just on the night but leading up to the fight in training.

He should be forced to do random testing 3 to 4 times a year out of competition.. just like the Reem who I am a fan of.. and this should also be his only step to reinstatement.. passing 4 random drug tests.

The truth is Nick will never pass them.. and it is sad.. his chronic use have led to all this social anxiety and pain.. and now he can't cope 10 days without it... he needs help and fortunately he can afford it.. whereas others in his position can't, and are exiled.

It is not a debate about legality.. even if smoking weed was legal as prescribed pain meds they would not be legal in fighting because of their advantages.

Also let us be clear.. Diaz needs THC and has a prescription for it in California but the fact is they have THC pills that have no high affect.. yet Nick isn't popping no pills he needs to smoke and get high.

@shitbag I totally understand and feel for.. and appreciate his statements.. and they are factual for others.. again there are pills that you can take that remove the high with the same benefits.

I am not here to challenge those folks.. I am here to ask some logical questions to incite the truth.

Nick cheated, Weed is a PED that he has used extensively admittedly, and is a repeat offender.

Now no one wants to see GSP vs Diaz more than me.. but it will never happen because Diaz can't handle not smoking for 10 days to clear his system.

It is not the social anxiety, it is not the reporters, it is not the weight cut, it is a chronic user and his withdrawal.
orlandomac- February 11, 2012 at 4:20 am
Would like to start off by thanking the guys at Cage P for having one of the best sites on the internet..

although we rag you from time to time.. you all take it well.. and are bigger men for it.

With the guys from Bloody Elbow taking over MMAfighting the world of free speech and good journalism has taken a back seat.

Anyways just wanted to commend Ben & Co..for the great work it is much appreciated.

Allowing people to have differing opinions and babble them coherently is a main drawing factor for me in the last 8 years. Thanks
Australian Mantis- February 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Thc testing should be left out of the performance enhancing list as others have written because that takes ages to leave your piss well after the effects have worn off. But most of the world views it in an evil light. If anything it would make you perform worse if taken close to a fight of ufc calibre. Hey, i would invite my opponent to have a spliff cage side before our bout just so i could do his head in feints GALORE!!!
RwilsonR- February 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Iron Clad, your revisionist history might need some, uh... revising.
IronClad- February 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm
Haha Fertitta: "im a sap for real fighters." Oh yah dip shit? Where were you when Dana White fired Diaz's ass 6 or 7 years ago for failing a drug test to weed? Hmmm, "Sap for real fighters"=Im a sap for guys who are big $$$$ draws. Fucking Fertitta....give me a break. Your a business man and thats it. Trying to pretend he's got a passion for MMA...bulllllll shit. I knew nothing would happen to Diaz and why should anything happen? Diaz should get some sort of bonus for fighting as well as he does while puffing kush all day errrr day.
shitbag- February 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm
Also, I'd like to say, again, that Bloody Elbow are a bunch of sanctimonious idiots.
The12ozCurls- February 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm
That lolli-pop is totally an edible
robertsteelsmith- February 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm
Im with you guys(some of you any way). It is unbelievably bass-ackwards to suspend a fighter for pot when he has a perscription, and not only not suspend but give title shots to guys who use trt year round because they have a perscription! Seroisly some ask king kiezer how that makes any sense. Don't suspend him at all, its perscribed!! A suspension may very well danage his career and life!
GilaMonsta216- February 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Diaz rules, give him a 6mo suspension and be done with it.

That gives you enough time to tell Condit that his sucky ass isnt going to fight GSP in NOV, that its gonna be Diaz.
intercept440- February 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm
@booty how is zuffa blowing with diaz?? enlighten us...
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it's the NSAC who doles out suspensions .. the ufc doesnt have anything to do with it. and it's diaz blowing it for Diaz.
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if the dumbass wouldnt smoke dope for 30 day before a fight none of this shit would ever happen
shitbag- February 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm
@Cryptococcus neoformans EXACTLY.


Smoking or ingesting a plant humans have used since antiquity = evil. Injecting extra hormones into your body = AOK.
shitbag- February 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Diaz has stated that as a marijuana user he is more consistent in his life. I 1000% agree with that statement. I take 20mg of fluoxitine daily along with smoking marijuana daily. For some people, those with real scientifically proven anxiety and depression issues, marijuana is a motherfucking godsend. [I'm not talking self-diagnosis or some other stoner-logic]

Without it I would not have a decent job or a marriage probably, and other areas of my life - like my two passions studying philosophy and performing classical music. I shit you not, thats what I do in my non-internet life, I may be crazy on here with my name being shitbag and all, but irl I do have a normal life, thanks to antidepressents and marijuana. Without it I would likely be in jail for crazyness, and definetly working no better than a shit job with no woman.
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