Thursday, February 9, 2012

Return of the Devil's Lettuce: Nick Diaz tests positive for marijuana post UFC 143

"I can pass a drug test in eight days with herbal cleansers. I drink 10 pounds of water and sweat out 10 pounds of water every day."              
                                                         Nick Diaz

Or not......

As according to a release from NSAC executive director Kieth Kizer "Mr. Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites"

The following athletes were tested at UFC 143: Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, Fabricio Werdum, Josh Koscheck, Renan Barao, Ed Herman, Dustin Poirier, Max Hollaway, Matt Riddle, Henry Martinez, Edwin Figueroa, Alex Caceres, Matt Brown, Chris Cope, Rafael Natal, Michael Kuiper, Stephen Thompson and Dan Stittgen. All results received thus far have been negative, except Mr. Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites. A complaint for disciplinary action against Mr. Diaz has been filed.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    Keith Kizer 
                                                  NSAC Boss

So much for Diaz/Condit II, because as a second time offenderDiaz could be looking at a year on the shelf and 40% of his purse forfeited to the Natural Born Killer Carlos Condit.

Ben Fowlkes does a good job explaining the feelings of the MMA community regarding this unfortunate if not entirely unexpected situation.

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