According to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer, an unnamed fighter that competed on Saturday night’s UFC 143 card in Las Vegas had a drug test come back positive for an unspecified substance.
Here’s Kizer’s quote from an email we received today:
“Thank you for the many email and phone calls. I am still waiting for all the steroid and drug test results to come back. We did have at least one positive test. I will send out an email later today on that matter.”
Although it’s a vague statement that doesn’t confirm if the test was a pre or post-fight and the guilty party could be anyone who fought at the event, the Internet has been abuzz with rumors that it’s Nick Diaz and that the card-carrying marijuana prescribed curmudgeon is believed to have pot in his system.
In other news, the sky is blue, water is wet and Chael Sonnen is a Republican.
We’ll reserve judgment until we get the press release from NSAC this afternoon before we begin pointing fingers, but it could be Matt Riddle or Ed Herman. Riddle seemed less all over the place in his post-fight interview and may have been under the influence of Ritalin and Herman had to be on some kind of goofballs to say that he wants to fight Anderson Silva next.
We’ll have more info as we receive it.