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rockdawg21 05-22-2012 02:04 PM

Diaz Fined, out 1 Year for Positive Marijuana Test
 
Wow, 1 year for weed?! I don't now what the law is in some states, but even small amounts in Missouri is only a misdemeanor (same as a speeding ticket). That's a pretty stiff sentence for something that is likely less harmful than most legal prescription drugs.

http://msn.foxsports.com/ufc/story/u...na-test-052112

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Diaz fined, out 1 year for pot test

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UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz

Updated May 21, 2012 10:07 PM ET

LAS VEGAS

Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Nick Diaz is being fined $79,500 and banned from fighting until next February for testing positive for marijuana use following a fight in Las Vegas.

Nevada Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer said the fine imposed following a Monday hearing amounts to 30 percent of Diaz's $265,000 purse and bonus following his Feb. 4 UFC welterweight title loss to Carlos Condit. The one-year suspension dates from that fight.

Diaz and his lawyer, Ross Goodman, failed to convince commissioners that Diaz had a prescription from a doctor in California to use medicinal marijuana for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Diaz also lost his license for six months and was fined $3,000 by the commission after another positive marijuana test following a win in 2007.

rockdawg21 05-22-2012 02:07 PM

Oops, I meant to put Diaz FineD in the title thread. Can a mod fix that please? Thanks!

JavierDLC 05-22-2012 03:04 PM

How long will it take for people to start saying Dana paid off the commission so they could give him such a harsh punishment. Just so he could protect GSP from getting beat up.

:laugh:

All jokes aside that sucks that he got a year my guess is because he is of Hispanic descent. Just saying. Just throwing it out there.

PRShrek 05-22-2012 03:34 PM

It might have less to do with his race and more to do with this:

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Nic...rug-Test-42911

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Lundvall also raised the concern that Diaz admitted that marijuana allows him to train at a more concentrated level, making it similar to a performance enhancing drug.
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Diazís failure to produce a viable documentation for a medical exemption for marijuana contributed to his punishment.
I canít explain why Reem didnít get this and then some, but this seems reasonable for this case. If you seem to care less that you look like youíre cheating, you canít expect anyone to think itís cute especially in a sport where people can get seriously hurt.

rearnakedchoke 05-22-2012 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 190830)
Oops, I meant to put Diaz FineD in the title thread. Can a mod fix that please? Thanks!

suuuuureeee!!!! .... we all know you have a thing for nick .... LOL

rearnakedchoke 05-22-2012 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by JavierDLC (Post 190836)
How long will it take for people to start saying Dana paid off the commission so they could give him such a harsh punishment. Just so he could protect GSP from getting beat up.

:laugh:

All jokes aside that sucks that he got a year my guess is because he is of Hispanic descent. Just saying. Just throwing it out there.

this is the 2nd time he has been popped for weed and i think the first time was in nv too .... so a year and the fine is fair ...

JavierDLC 05-22-2012 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke (Post 190841)
this is the 2nd time he has been popped for weed and i think the first time was in nv too .... so a year and the fine is fair ...

Oh thats right. I guess it makes sense since its his 2nd offense.

flo 05-22-2012 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 190830)
Oops, I meant to put Diaz FineD in the title thread. Can a mod fix that please? Thanks!

Freudian slip. :)



tee hee, just kidding, rock

rockdawg21 05-22-2012 09:39 PM

Ok ok, Nick is hot! :cool::rolleyes:

Neezar 05-23-2012 03:21 AM

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Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 190830)
Oops, I meant to put Diaz FineD in the title thread. Can a mod fix that please? Thanks!

I kinda like it the way it is. :laugh:


But I'll fix it. lol


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