Want To Be a Better Fighter…Smoke a Joint??

In a crazy move, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has added to the punishment of Nick Diaz for testing positive to marajuana after his dominant victory over Takanori Gomi. In addition to the six month suspension and $3000 fine, the fight will be recorded as a no-decision and the win will be taken from his record.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission Chairman, Dr. Tony Alamo, stated that Diaz was loaded with THC and had a reading of 175. To gage this, a positive test starts at 15 and the Nevada rules will not accept anything over a 50. The win was taken because Alamo thinks that that level of THC would numb a fighter from pain.

Diaz tried to come back by saying it was just a one time thing. Ha ha, yeah right, that guy would be the first one cast in a Halfbaked sequel. All the same, its too bad he has to be an example and give his win away over Gomi, or as he calls him, “that little fucker.” Others have gotten away with it like Diego Sanchez and Tim Sylvia.

So there it is, I guess smoking weed will give you that edge that steroids just don’t offer.

Comments

  1. I can't believe they made this decision over a month after the fight. Stupid that Diaz has to be made an example of for the rest of fighters. He won that fight fair as far as I'm concerned.

  2. Test all fighters, not just Diaz! I for one love to watch Diaz fight & I hope they don't scrap him. I hope he comes back & kicks Gomi's ass again!!! Diaz doesn't play will with others so they like to make an example out of him, GET OFF DIAZ.

  3. Apolo Pena says:

    Judy nailed it, GET OFF DIAZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Diego Sanchez was busted for pot too, back in April. 3 months suspention & $500.00 fine. What's the deal UFC? Did you take his damn win away? Do all fighters the same if they screw up. I don't like the idea of them being wacked out on any kind of drugs, but don't play favorites. Do one , do em all!

  5. Todd Cox says:

    MMA has spent many years working to be looked upon as a serious sport. Now that they are starting to get the recognition they deserve, there will be greater scrutiny on all of the athletes. If you can't follow the rules, you have no business in the sport. As far as the punishment being equal in every case, look at any other sport. Penalties and fines vary by case. Some athletes have been caught more than once and must pay a higher price than first offenders. If you are a serious athlete, you would not be using drugs. These guys need to decide what they want to do with their lives and grow up. All they are going to do is give this sport a bad name.

  6. I don't agree that fines & punishment should vary. I think there should a set punishment for all fighters. Clear cut, if you choose to do drugs then accept the punishment. If it happens more than once , make the punishment severe, ban them.

    I believe there has been favortisim shown in the past( Sanchez & Diaz) for the same offense & this would eliminate any of that. I love MMA & I'm glad they are serious about the integrity of the sport, no room here for drugs, I agree. But we are only human & some fighters are liked more than others , clearly, so to keep it fare for all, have set rules. I don't give a hoot about how other sports punish their offenders, fare is fare, & I'm hoping the MMA sets a good example.

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