Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 12/7/12
What does a 12-month marijuana suspension get you? Well, according to UFC president Dana White, Nick Diaz gets next dibs at Georges St-Pierre’s (Pictured) welterweight crown once his ban is lifted. White made the announcement following Thursday’s press conference in Seattle. The rivals were slated to meet in the most anticipated 170-pound affair in MMA history at UFC 137. However, Diaz was yanked from the pay-per-view broadcast after ditching back-to-back “beauty pageants” to promote the October 2011 extravaganza. The organization ultimately rescheduled the contest for UFC 147, but St-Pierre was forced to bow out with a torn ACL. Diaz was then assigned to headline the February contest opposite Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title. Diaz ended up losing a unanimous decision and was so baffled by the verdict that he threatened to retire from the sport. A few weeks later, the 29-year-old was busted for having marijuana metabolites in his system for the second time in five years.
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