Keith Kizer, Executive Director of the Nevada State Commission recently joined SiriusXM Fight Club Radio to discuss Nick Diaz testing positive for marijuana at UFC 143, for the second time. For his first offense, in 2007, Diaz was stripped of a highlight reel win over Takanori Gomi, fined $3,000, and suspended for six months.
The precedent for a second positive test is a one year suspension, although that is far from determined thus far. Kizer detailed the steps Diaz will go through.
"The complaints have been mailed to him. He'll receive the complaint by mail and he'll have 20 days upon receipt to file an answer.
"With the complaint, those are just allegations at this time. There's been no finding against him. He'll have ample opportunity to respond to the complaint and then we'd put it on for a hearing at a time that works for him as well as the Attorney General's office.
Probably April based on past disciplinary complaints and at that time, there'll be a hearing before the full commission and then they make a decision at that time and if they found the athlete guilty, they'd then impose whatever discipline they felt was appropriate."
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