Nick Diaz talks MMA future with Snoop Dogg
“People say that marijuana is going to hurt my career. On the contrary, my fight career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking.”
Those are the words that Nick Diaz once spoke. In case you had a doubt, the fan-favorite UFC fighter REALLY does love his weed.
Diaz’s love for the most talked-about plant on Earth has proven to be costly for him, though. The Stockton native fought UFC legend Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva back at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015. Although a technical showdown, the bout had later been overturned to a no contest. In fact, the Brazilian tested positive for several performance-enhancing drugs. Diaz, on the other hand, perpetrated his third marijuana-related offense.
What shocked MMA fans and observers alike was the kind of punishment both fighters received. Silva, who basically tested positive for a cocktail of steroids, was suspended one year for the offense. Diaz got five years and received a $165 000 fine.
The news that a marijuana-related offense would sideline Diaz for such an extend period of time — in what could have very well been a carrer-ending sentence — shook the MMA community up and even triggered a White House petition to have the ban lifted.
Since then, Diaz’s suspension has been reduced to 18 months (retroactively) — with a $100 000 fine. Diaz will be authorized to fight once he’ll have paid off the totality of the fine; he currently has paid 25 percent of it. Diaz has not even announced comeback plans yet but fans are already arguing as to who he should face next. From George St-Pierre to Tyron Woodley fans have been trying to read into Diaz’s MMA future.
Diaz recently got on Snoop Dogg’s GGN show to talk about his suspension and bring new insights about his plans for an MMA comeback. The discussion involved much, much weed, and even Cher. Yes, THAT Cher.