Today, the Nevada Athletic Commission voted Monday to suspend Nick Diaz for five years for a failed UFC 183 drug test for marijuana metabolites.
Official: Nick Diaz suspended for five years, fined 33 percent of his $500,000 purse.
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) September 14, 2015
Nick Diaz suspended for 5 years for marijuana. Absurd how they got to that. This is a dark day for combat sports.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 14, 2015
While Nick Diaz is no angel and has been suspended many times for the same offense it’s completely absurd to suspend him for this long for something that doesn’t give him an advantage inside the cage, while steroid users like Anderson Silva only get 1-year suspensions.
Update: Nick Diaz has responded to the ruling by calling it in ridiculous and saying he’s the only UFC fighter not on steroids.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 14, 2015