The Nevada State Athletic Commission decided Monday to suspend UFC fighter Nick Diaz for five years and fine him roughly $165,000 for … wait, what? For smoking some weed?
Holy crap, yes, they are. That’s what just happened. Diaz has been suspended for half a decade because he tested positive for marijuana for a third time after his fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 in January.
If you think the five-year suspension is wild, get this: The NSAC’s Pat Lundvall reportedly wanted Diaz to be banned for life after she felt disrespected by him. That’s right. Lifetime. For weed. What’s more, the NSAC had recently updated penalty guidelines to suggest imposing just a three-year ban for a third positive marijuana test, which is still three years, but whatever.
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