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NSAC taps to pressure, reduces Nick Diaz’s suspension from 5 years to 18 months, $100K fine

The NSAC today in  a quick admission to the Nick Diaz campaign, reduced his five year suspension  to 18 months for testing positive for marijuana metabolites in a UFC 183 drug test.

Diaz must also pay a $100,000 USD fine. The suspension is retroactive from the UFC 183 fight with Anderson Silva, who also tested positive for steroids and was suspended for one year and given a $380,000 USD fine.

Diaz can fight effective August 1st of this year.

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The caving in of the NSAC can be primarily attributed to the support of the MMA community, which rallied behind him once his original suspension of 5 years and a $165,000 USD fine was handed down. The fever pitch was an online White house petition that garnered over 100,000 signatures and endorsements by stars such as Ronda Rousey and Cher.

 

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