UFC welterweight Nick Diaz recently filed suit against the Nevada State Athletic Commission, asking for an injunction against their summary suspension of the fighter for his February failed drug test. Yesterday, a district court judge in Clark County denied Diaz’s request for the injunction.
Diaz’s attorney Ross Goodman previously claimed that the NSAC had breached statutes and his right to due process, arguing that the NSAC no longer had jurisdiction over his situation. Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto then tried to publicly debunk the argument. Now that Diaz’s injunction has been denied, he can appear before the NSAC in a hearing set by the athletic commission on May 21st. (Check out MMAFighting’s report for more details.)
You gotta hand it to Diaz — the kid knows how to stay in the news, even when he’s not competing. Diaz could face a year-long suspension of his license to fight for testing positive for marijuana metabolites in February. Alistair Overeem Denied License by NSAC, Can Reapply in Nine Months” href=”http://www.cagepotato.com/alistair-overeem-denied-license-by-nevada-state-athletic-commission-can-reapply-in-nine-months/” target=”_blank”>Alistair Overeem recently received only nine months for his failed drug test in Nevada.
What do you say, nation? Should Diaz get the book thrown at him, or should he be shown some leniency, given that he’s from California and can legally smoke up to his heart’s desire there?