An unfortunate conclusion appears to be in place to the rumored rematch between welterweights Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit after the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed Diaz had tested positive for “marijuana metabolites” in the wake of last weekend’s clash with Condit. Suspicions of the possibility sprung up yesterday after manager/trainer Cesar Gracie said the bout was off without providing any detail as to why.
“I am beyond disappointed that he tested positive for marijuana,” said UFC President Dana White in an official comment on the matter. White had recently taken to Twitter to announce Condit had agreed to face Diaz a second time to settle the score after their closely-contested fight at UFC 143 resulted in a questionable decision win for “The Natural Born Killer”.
Today is not the first time Diaz has shown a hit for marijuana use after a fight. In 2007, Diaz had a victory over Takanori Gomi turned into a No Contest for the same reason. He was also fined a few thousand dollars and suspended for six months. With this being his second offense he could be suspended up to a year this time around.
Diaz’s camp has yet to release a statement.
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MMATraining Take: In the infamous words of Homer Simpson, “D’oh!” I have no problem with Diaz smoking weed but I do find fault with his incompetence in terms of failing to be 100% clean for the fight against Condit (the most important of his career). It would have legitimately required him to stop smoking pot for a few weeks. Now he’s thrown away at least $200,000 just to get high since that’s what he would have made as a base salary for his now defunct rematch with Condit.