Nick Diaz's petition for judicial review denied by Nevada court


It is all over!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender, Nick Diaz, fought the law -- and the law won. Specifically, Keith Kizer and the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), named as respondents in a lawsuit filed by Diaz in Clark County last April.

His grievance?

Diaz was suspended by the NSAC after testing positive for marijuana metabolites following his five round unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143, which was held on Feb. 4, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The NSAC also claimed Diaz lied on his pre-fight questionnaire (click here to see a copy), by checking "no" on a box asking if he took or received any prescription medication two weeks prior to weighing in.

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Ryan Black site profile image  

2/21/13 3:28 PM by Ryan Black

I just wanna see him compete.No more BS. Let's just see Nick fight, leave it all in there like he always does, and let's put this marijuana metabolites BS behind us already!

MountainMedic site profile image  

2/21/13 2:47 PM by MountainMedic

Doubt he lied. Metabolites can take 2-6 weeks to clear. Its retarded because the rule is in place to assure he is not under the influence at fight time, to make sure he isn't benefiting from the anesthesia/pain lessening effects. BUT there is no reliable test for that. What they actually test for isn't even what gets you "high".

rrg1 site profile image  

2/21/13 2:37 PM by rrg1

I'm not even going to try and argue that lol.It is hypocritical.

Joe_Drogan420 site profile image  

2/21/13 2:32 PM by Joe_Drogan420

it does sound like that, but steroid, excuse me TRT, users do the same exact thing and NSAC is perfectly cool with that.So if you're allowed to take a literal PED in TRT, I don't understand how marijuana cannot also been used in the same manner?It just seems hypocritical.

rrg1 site profile image  

2/21/13 1:34 PM by rrg1

Negative.It sounds like a guy who thought he had the system and timing figured out and got caught up by lying.

hogh20 site profile image  

2/21/13 1:23 PM by hogh20

Like I said, "not sure what I'm talking about" I was half drunk, half asleep. ignore that post.

Pork Sword site profile image  

2/21/13 7:49 AM by Pork Sword

Ain't that the truth. Jail for weed? Come on dude. It's legal in some form or another in almost half the country...

fightharder site profile image  

2/21/13 7:45 AM by fightharder

The law always wins. But in this case it was  warranted. Now i grant you that it is an absolutely silly law but Diaz fucked up by not signing his forms correctly hence he had to bleed dearly for it. Its was a shitty thing but he needs to move past it and get his ass in front of those prime time camera's. He needs to up the profile so that when he loses against GSP his brand does not fade away and he stays relevent.

bruceleesspirit site profile image  

2/21/13 3:21 AM by bruceleesspirit

Original earlier thread with court documents:

bruceleesspirit site profile image  

2/21/13 3:19 AM by bruceleesspirit

an attorney breaks it all down here: