Stockton, Mother Fucker
It’s been so long since Nick Diaz last fought that the name Diaz is now synonymous with his brother, Nate, but no longer! NICK DIAZ IS BACK, BABY!
Who cares about the details, one of the greatest characters in MMA history is returning and we all know that can only be good news. You think last week was crazy? Throw Nick Diaz on top of it and watch what happens.
Yeah, so, basically, Nick had been suspended from years upon years ago for smoking marijuana. Then, he got suspended again because he didn’t literally install an app on his phone and let USADA know where he was at every once in a while. He’s a hero.
Diaz today “accepted” a one year sentence on the failure to report charge, retroactive to last year, so he’s now eligible to fight starting April 19th. Yes, one day before 420. I wonder how he’ll celebrate.
(btw, Nick’s last win was during the Obama administration – the first term.)
This is the entire press release from USADA:
USADA announced today that Nick Diaz, of Stockton, Calif., has accepted a one-year sanction for a violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy resulting from three unsuccessful test attempts during a 12-month period.
Like all UFC athletes, Diaz, 34, is a member of the UFC Registered Testing Pool and is therefore subject to certain Whereabouts responsibilities, which allow him to be located for out-of-competition testing. Diaz failed to be available for three tests at the locations provided in his Whereabouts Filings. The first two failures occurred in the second and third quarters of 2016, while the third occurred in the first quarter of 2017. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, the accumulation of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period constitutes an anti-doping policy violation.
Diaz’s one-year period of ineligibility began on April 19, 2017, the date on which his third Whereabouts Failure was declared against him. During his period of ineligibility, Diaz remained subject to no-advance-notice testing by USADA and did not accumulate any additional Whereabouts Failures. As such, Diaz will be eligible to return to competition upon the completion of his sanction on April 19, 2018.
April 19th Motherfucker! pic.twitter.com/p88OvC3xWR
— ⒽalfGuarded (@HalfGuarded) April 9, 2018