Last month during the Paul-Diaz press conference in Dallas, Diaz was asked about the Texas Commission’s strict marijuana testing policy.
A surprised Diaz joked about moving the fight to California while one of his representatives said they were working things out with the Texas Commission.
"WAIT, WHAT HAPPENED?"
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) May 9, 2023
MMA Junkie and MMA Fighting would later reach out to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and they are insisting that Diaz will be subjected to marijuana testing for his fight against Paul in Dallas.
Via MMA Junkie
“Mr. Diaz will be held to the same rules as everyone else who competes in combative sports events in Texas.”
Although many states and other regulating bodies like the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), no longer punish fighters for detected marijuana use, the TDLR has a strict 50 ng/ml THC threshold in which any THC level over 50ng/ml is a violation.
Tests over the THC threshold will receive a 90-day suspension and $500 fine. If the athlete wins her or his fight, the win also will be overturned to a no contest.
On Friday night, Diaz implied that the fight might have to be moved to another state that doesn’t have strict guidelines against marijuana.
Nate Diaz says Texas and their strict marijuana laws might not be the right state to host his upcoming fight vs Jake Paul after all. VADA really about to mess this up for fight fans in the Lone Star State. @NateDiaz209 https://t.co/bKwIY5qT2J pic.twitter.com/p3GMzzzzg0
— InsideFighting (@InsideFighting_) June 3, 2023
Inside Fighting is reporting that Diaz is unhappy about the marijuana testing in Texas.