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    Duidelijk verhaal van Condit. Ook goed dat hij ook onderstreept dat marijuana Diaz niet geholpen heeft in zijn gevecht.

    Wel zonde dat zo'n knakker als Diaz gewoon niet inziet dat als hij 2-3 jaar een paar goede beslissingen op een rij zet hij gewoon z'n pensioen veilig kan stellen. Nu moet hij straks weer hopen op clementie (en die gaat hij ook krijgen want de man zorgt voor PPV's) van UFC en een nieuwe title run van een paar gevechten voordat hij voor de belt kan gaan.

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    Cesar Gracie: Nick Diaz Was Surprised He Tested Positive

    Days after the announcement that Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana and will be disciplined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Diaz's manager and trainer Cesar Gracie said Diaz was surprised by the result of his drug test. Not because Diaz doesn't use marijuana -- he admits he does -- but because Diaz thought he had taken all the necessary steps to make sure the marijuana metabolites were out of his system before the drug test.

    "I was very disappointed," Gracie said on The MMA Hour. "Everyone knows he smokes marijuana medicinally in California. He has a legal right to do it in this state."

    Gracie said he was the one who was informed of the positive test and passed along the word to Diaz, and that Diaz had thought he had stopped using marijuana for long enough before the UFC 143 fight with Carlos Condit, and had enough water pass through his system, that a test would come up negative.

    "He was surprised he tested positive," Gracie said. "He does the same ritual every fight for the last five years. He stops it in time and he cleanses his system, works out like crazy, drinks a lot of water and purges his system of it."

    Gracie said he thought Diaz's weight cut may have contributed to the marijuana metabolites staying in his system longer than usual. Gracie said the Diaz camp has hired an attorney, Ross Goodman of Las Vegas, who will help to appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

    This is the second time that Diaz has failed a drug test in Nevada, having previously tested positive following his Pride victory over Takanori Gomi. Because this is a second offense, Diaz could face a yearlong suspension. It's also possible that Diaz -- who hinted immediately following the loss to Condit that he might retire from MMA -- could quit fighting entirely. Gracie said that's going through Diaz's mind now, but that he believes Diaz will ultimately decide he wants to continue competing.

    "It's quite possible, actually," Gracie said of Diaz possibly walking away. "I really believe he loves fighting. I think he's fought too much and I think with all the politics that come with this sport and everything, the negativity, it's a crazy thing and I don't think he likes that part of it and the media and everything. He wanted to test himself as a martial artist and that was the most important thing, even more important than financial gain."

    Ultimately, Gracie thinks Diaz will step back into the cage at some point, once he has put whatever discipline Nevada hands down behind him.

    "I think after a certain amount of time he'll get the love back," Gracie said. "So I do want him to go through this process and try to clear everything and get him back on track fighting."

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    NSAC Explains Nick Diaz Could Have (But Didn't) Request Exemption For Marijuana Use

    One of the biggest stories coming out of Nick Diaz testing positive for marijuana after his UFC 143 bout with Carlos Condit has been Diaz's medical prescription for the drug. While some have said that Diaz should not be punished at all for something he has a prescription for, others have pointed out that there are plenty of medical conditions which require drugs or other intervention which prevent others from fighting.But, as pointed out in a recent Cage Potato interview with Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, there were ways for Diaz and his camp to have applied for an exemption for his use, they just didn't:
    According to Kizer, though, Diaz had another option: coming to the NSAC weeks before fighting and applying for a therapeutic exemption (TUE) for his marijuana use.
    Given that Diaz' coach and manager, Cesar Gracie, has made a point of saying that Diaz has a legal right to use marijuana in California since a doctor prescribed it to him, one would have expected Diaz to have applied for the exemption with the commission.
    But that did not happen Kizer explains, as no one from Diaz' camp has ever attempted to explain any mitigating circumstances to him about the fighter's marijuana use or tried to contextualize it to attempt for Nick to granted a therapeutic exemption. "I have no idea what [Diaz's] marijuana situation is," Kizer told CagePotato on Thursday. "No one from his camp has ever come to me or the commission and tried to explain it."
    Requesting the exemption doesn't mean they would have gotten one, but it is certainly a better first step than simply assuming that you'll be able to beat the testing every time out.

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    Nevada Suspends Nick Diaz's License, Prepares for Medical Marijuana Exemption Request

    A temporary suspension of Nick Diaz's fighter license was issued during a Wednesday meeting of the Nevada state athletic commission, stemming from the positive drug sample he produced during the weekend of UFC 143.
    The suspension was requested by Nevada deputy attorney general Christopher Eccles, and unanimously approved by the commission until a follow-up disciplinary meeting can be scheduled. At that hearing, Diaz will have the opportunity to present a defense. He was not present at Wednesday's meeting.

    When he does sit before the commission, he will likely have to answer not only for his recent drug screening failure which saw him test positive for marijuana metabolites, but also for a previous failed screening back in February 2007, also for marijuana. At that time, he was suspended for six months and fined 20 percent of his purse.

    During Wednesday's meeting, commission chairman Skip Avansino requested notes and minutes from the 2007 Nevada matter, as well as any related information from any states in preparation of Diaz's upcoming disciplinary hearing.

    The stage was also set for a possible defense that could include a retroactive request for a medical marijuana exemption, as Eccles noted a personal belief that "the question will come up" given Diaz's personal license for medical use in California.
    NSAC executive director Keith Kizer recently told MMA Fighting that no fighter had ever applied for a medial marijuana therapeutic use exemption, but that the commission would take the same steps as normal when considering the request.

    In addition to as much as a one-year suspension, Diaz faces the possibility of a financial fine, as the commission asked to receive "full data" on his purse as well as any bonuses. Diaz earned a salary of $200,000 for the bout, but likely received undisclosed bonuses that can also be affected.

    Diaz has hired Las Vegas attorney Ross Goodman to defend him during the upcoming hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

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    Ross Goodman? Zijn er mensen die de serie Breaking Bad kijken/hebben gezien toevallig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by micha View Post
    hij heeft totaal geen lichaamsvet dus THC kan zich niet echt opbouwen in zijn lichaam. Maar goed het duurt maanden voordat het uit je urine is verdwenen.
    3 weken urine 5 maanden bloed
    genoeg moeten smokkelen met testen

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    tis simpel wel of niet resultaat bevorderend het staat op de dont list van ufc en als je een contract tekent met ufc moet je aan hun regels houden simpel

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    IF FEAR HAS A STRANGLEHOLD ON YOUR LIFE, TURN AROUND, FACE IT...AND BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF IT!

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    Nick Diaz's Lawyer Issues Response to NSAC, States Law Proves Diaz Shouldn't Be Punished

    Nick Diaz is not going down without a fight.
    Weeks after the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced that Diaz had tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his UFC 143 loss to Carlos Condit in February and was potentially subject to an undetermined punishment, Diaz's lawyer, Ross Goodman of the Las Vegas-based Goodman Law Group, has issued a strong response to the NSAC, which raises some serious questions regarding whether Diaz deserves to be punished at all.

    In the response, which Goodman has shared with MMAFighting.com and can be found below, he explains that Diaz's medical marijuana use, which he states should be, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency, whose laws have been adopted by the NSAC, considered "out-of-competition" since it ended eight days before the fight, plus the fact that only marijuana metabolites were found in his system, are reasons why Diaz didn't break any of the NSAC's rules.

    Goodman also states that the "presence of a marijuana metabolite is not a prohibited substance under NAC 487.850 and should not, therefore, serve as a basis for any disciplinary action."

    According to Goodman, Diaz's hearing in Nevada could happen as soon as April, but no exact date has been finalized just yet. Diaz's license was temporarily suspended by the NSAC in February. He hopes that this response will allow Diaz, who was suspended for six months and fined by the NSAC for testing positive for marijuana following his PRIDE 33 fight against Takanori Gomi February 2007, to walk away from the situation without any kind of punishment.

    Read Goodman's entire six-page response here: Nick Diaz Response to NSAC Complaint

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    State of Nevada Rebuts Nick Diaz Lawsuit

    Last Tuesday, UFC welterweight Nick Diaz filed a lawsuit against the Nevada state athletic commission, claiming that the state regulation agency violated his right to due process by declining to grant him a hearing on the status of his fighter's license within 45 days of his suspension.

    According to the state of Nevada's office of the attorney general, the legal move is misguided. That is because Diaz's legal team, headed by Ross C. Goodman, cited a "summary suspension" of Diaz's license in his court filing. According to Nevada's state codes, a summary suspension can be ordered if an agency finds that "public health, safety or welfare imperatively require emergency action."

    But in a written response from Nevada attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto to Goodman and forwarded to MMA Fighting, the state of Nevada asserts that Diaz's legal team misunderstood the suspension. "No Notice of Summary Suspension was ever served on your client," Masto wrote. "In this matter, Mr. Diaz was properly served with a 'Notice of Hearing on Temporary Suspension' and he failed to appear at the hearing. The Commission temporarily suspended Mr. Diaz’s license at the hearing. Neither Mr. Diaz nor you objected in any manner to the temporary suspension."
    The letter effectively indicates that because Diaz was not given a "summary suspension," his case does not fall under Nevada code NRS 233B.127, which requires a hearing within 45 days. A separate code, NRS 467.117, indicates that the commission can " continue the suspension until it makes a final determination of any disciplinary action to be taken against the licensee or holder of the permit."

    The letter also indicates that the NSAC delay in scheduling Diaz's hearing was partially his fault, caused while waiting for him to produce his medical marijuana card.
    "I've waited for more than a month for the card," Masto wrote.

    Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites on February 4, shortly after losing a UFC 143 match against Carlos Condit. On a pre-fight medical questionnaire, he denied taking any "prescribed medications" in the last two weeks.

    On April 4, Nevada sent Goodman a letter asking him to produce Diaz's medical marijuana card. Goodman later produced a letter from Diaz's doctor, Robert E. Sullivan, who said he had first issued a physician's statement in June 2009 which noted that Diaz had a 'serious medical condition" which would, in his professional opinion, "benefit from the use of medical cannabis." He issued a follow-up statement on Feb. 28, 2012, re-affirming the same.

    The Nevada attorney general's office said that they are moving forward with their complaint against Diaz, and that they would still attempt to hold a disciplinary hearing on the matter.

    Meanwhile, Nevada's Clark County District Court has set a May 14 hearing at 10:30 am on Goodman's request for an injunction against the suspension on Diaz's license.

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    Zou Nick Diaz al een wietpas aangevraagd hebben?
    Ik neem voor alles de tijd, maar ik heb geen affiniteit met een gast die m'n fallus en ballen berijdt, das een calamiteit! (Sticky Steez)

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    Legaal of niet legaal, medicinaal gebruik of voor je plezier. Je hebt jezelf gecompromiteerd aan een bepaald spelletje mee te doen waarin bepaalde regels gelden. Tja, als je dan die regels overtreed moet je op de blaren zitten. Niet handig to say the least.

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    Nick Diaz's Injunction Denied, Forcing Him to Wait Until NSAC Hearing for Career Clarity

    Nick Diaz will be forced to wait at least one more week before learning about the status of his stalled mixed martial arts career.In a Monday hearing in Clark County (Nevada) district court, judge Rob Bare denied an injunction request that would have effectively overturned his temporary suspension by the the Nevada state athletic commission, stemming from a February drug test that was positive for marijuana metabolites.

    The official minutes of the hearing will not be available until Wednesday, but Judge Bare's executive assistant Tara Duenas confirmed the ruling to MMA Fighting.

    NSAC executive director Keith Kizer told MMA Fighting that Diaz's hearing with his sanctioning body would be placed on the May 21 docket.

    Diaz's suit, filed on April 24 through attorney Ross Goodman, claimed that NSAC had violated his due process right to a timely hearing, a requirement that the commission will determine the outcome of any summary suspension within 45 days.

    NSAC rebutted the claim, suggesting that Diaz and his manager Cesar Gracie had precipitated the delay by offering to produce a medical marijuana card, and then failed to present that documentation. (Diaz did produce a physician's statement from his doctor, Robert E. Sullivan, which said he would "benefit from the use of medical cannabis.")

    In previous legal responses, Goodman has argued that NSAC has no legal authority to suspend Diaz for marijuana metabolites, saying that result suggests out-of-competition use. Under the rules of the strict World Anti-Doping Agency -- followed by most sanctioning bodies including NSAC -- out-of-competition marijuana use is not prohibited.

    "We were ready, willing and able to proceed, and we held it off because his attorney asked to do so to produce the card," Kizer said. "It now appears that Mr. Diaz and Mr. Gracie were less than honest with Mr. Goodman about having the card."

    Diaz was not present for the Las Vegas hearing. Through his court filing, Diaz, who has said he smokes marijuana due to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, said he stopped smoking marijuana eight days before the fight, a UFC 143 decision loss to Carlos Condit.

    On May 21, he'll face the prospect of a one-year suspension.

    As for NSAC, Kizer said they will take the judge's advice of putting hearing delays in formal writing to avoid any future confusion.

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    Nick Diaz Suspended for One Year, Must Forfeit 30 Percent of UFC 143 Purse

    Embattled UFC welterweight Nick Diaz has been suspended for one year by the Nevada state athletic commission on Monday for his post-UFC 143 drug test that came back positive for marijuana metabolites.

    In addition, Diaz will have to forfeit 30 purse of his $200,000 fight purse, a total of $60,000.

    In a three-hour hearing at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas, Diaz's attorney Ross Goodman argued that the presence of marijuana metabolites in Diaz's sample did not prove he had used the drug in-competition, and that because World Anti-Doping Agency code does not prohibit out-of-competition marijuana usage, no penalty should be levied against him.


    Goodman produced an expert witness, Dr. John Hiatt, who is now semi-retired but previously worked for reputable drug lab Quest Diagnostics, who told the commission that Diaz's test level results -- 25 nanograms per milileter -- could certainly be consistent with someone who stopped using marijuana as much as eight days prior to the test, or even more.

    "Depending on the amount of body fat a person has, the rate of turnover of that fat, whether they’re gaining weight or losing weight, they may be positive for marijuana in the urine for the metabolite for days, weeks, or even more than a month after last use," he said.

    Diaz -- who was suspended by the same commission for the same transgression back in 2007 -- explained his history with marijuana, saying he first began taking it recreationally with friends before learning it could possibly be used to address his ongoing issues with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Diaz said he was first diagnosed with that around the time he was in second grade, and that for years, he was ordered to take power prescription drugs including Ritalin, Adderall and Prozac.

    As he got older, he said, he learned that some of those drugs were similar to methamphetamine and looked for alternatives. It was then when he began to learn about the therapeutic uses of marijuana.

    Later though, NSAC chairman Skip Avansino and deputy attorney general Christopher Eccles seized upon that admission to make a point about potential performance-enhancing aspects of marijuana.

    At one point, Avansino asked Diaz if he used marijuana while training? Diaz responded yes, and later added that he used it for "sparring, competitive training, hard training, triathlon racing. Anything that's not going to test me for it. Sure, why not?"

    Eccles then asked if it increased his focus, and Diaz said yes.

    But in the end, NSAC seemed to be unable to get past two things. First was the presence of marijuana metabolites in his sample. Even Dr. Hiatt admitted that the test was the industry standard for drug usage.

    The second was that Diaz had not included any mention of his marijuana usage on a pre-drug test questionnaire, nor any mention of a "serious medical issue" like ADHD that precipitated his use.

    Goodman, who mounted a vigorous defense of Diaz, argued that Diaz did not disclose the medical marijuana usage because the form supplied to him had only questions about "prescription" and "over-the-counter" medication, and neither of those truly applied to Diaz's situation, since it was not technically a prescription but a doctor's note that made him eligible to buy medical marijuana from a dispensary.

    Diaz said he not consider his case a "serious medical issue," saying he believed the question was reserved for things that would "prevent me from fighting" like a broken bone or other injury.

    NSAC executive director Keith Kizer at one point testified of his own belief that Diaz had tried to dilute the sample, alleging he had done so in a October 2011 test, which came back marked "abnormal/negative" from the lab. Kizer said that in the post-UFC 143 test, Diaz did not submit a urine sample until the early morning hours -- presumably after ingesting large amounts of water -- until it was threatened that he would not be paid.

    "There was definitely at attempt, in my mind, both in October and February, for him to dilute the sample," he said.

    In his closing argument, Eccles asked the commission to hold Diaz accountable for his "doping violation," and they did.

    Lundvall noted there is a strict liability standard that makes the athlete responsible for what's in his body, but also added that she wished Diaz would have approached the commission about a therapeutic use exemption for his usage based upon his medical history.

    "I think a reasonable person would deduce you have a serious medical condition," she said. Still, she was the one who proposed a one-year suspension.

    The commission's vote was unanimous, which means Diaz won't be eligible to fight until at least February 3, 2013.

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    Ik vind dit eigenlijk een veel te zware straf

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    Diaz weg, Overeem weg.. pfff blijft weinig leuks over zo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromios View Post
    Diaz weg, Overeem weg.. pfff blijft weinig leuks over zo.
    UFC zet ook vet slechte cards neer de laatste tijd met allemaal onbekende namen of allemaal lichte
    gewichtsklassen. Ben ook steeds meer Bellator gaan kijken. Vechters met hoge salarissen houden ze liever aan de kant.

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    Nick heeft in ieder geval z'n humor niet verloren. Tijdens de hearing:

    AC: "Mr. Diaz, you tested positive several years ago for marijuana, and you told the Commission at that time it was a isolated incident and it wouldn't happen again"
    Diaz: "Yes"
    AC: "You tested positive again so how soon after testifying did you start using again?"
    Diaz: "When I got home"
    AC: "So you just told us that to get through the hearing?"
    Diaz: "Yes"

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    Hahaha mooie stuffkikker is het ook h?
    Ach ja, eerlijk issie iig wel!
    Ik neem voor alles de tijd, maar ik heb geen affiniteit met een gast die m'n fallus en ballen berijdt, das een calamiteit! (Sticky Steez)

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