Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 2/22/12
On Wednesday morning, the Nevada State Athletic Commission temporarily suspended welterweight Nick Diaz (Pictured) after testing positive for marijuana on his UFC 143 drug screening. It was his second flunked exam in five years. Nevada deputy attorney general Christopher Eccles requested the ban, which was then unanimously approved by the commission. Nevada’s governing body will hold a meeting later this year to determine Diaz’s fate. Diaz, who was not present during today’s festivities, will be able to present a defense at that time. The troubled 28-year-old does have a medical marijuana license in the state of California. When they reconvene, the commission requested to have additional information surrounding Diaz’s failed test from February of 2007. Following his upset victory over Takanori Gomi at Pride 33, the NSAC suspended Diaz for six months, overturned his win to a no contest and docked him 20 percent of his purse when marijuana metabolites were discovered in his system....
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