Nick Diaz UFC 129UFC welterweight contender Nick Diaz, following a controversial loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 in February, fell into more controversy when he tested positive for marijuana metabolites following the fight.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has put Diaz under a temporary suspension until a full disciplinary hearing takes place later this year, likely in April.

“My stance on the whole thing is… it’s not allowed. You’re not allowed to do it. Whatever the commission says you’re not allowed to do, you’re not allowed to do. It doesn’t matter what I think,” UFC president Dana White stated in a meeting with reporters following Tuesday’s UFC 146 press conference in Las Vegas.

“I don’t smoke weed. It’s not my thing. It’s illegal; you can’t do it. I can’t present an argument for why (Nick Diaz) should be cool to have marijuana in his system.”

Does White want Diaz in the Octagon again? Yes… emphatically.

Diaz, who has constantly had a love-hate relationship with the outside-of-the-cage aspect of fighting, however, has bantered about the idea of retiring from the sport, saying that he’s tired of the politics.

That is definitely something that White doesn’t want. “I think if he retired it would be the most insane thing I’ve ever seen in my life. The kid is right now at the pinnacle of his career as far as his talent goes, as far as being a well rounded fighter.”

White, however, hasn’t spoken to Diaz since the fight in early February. So just where Diaz’s head is at in relationship to his career remains a mystery.

White also talked at length about testosterone replacement therapy and steroids and what he and the UFC are doing to try and clean up drug abuse in their sport. Watch the full video below for more from Dana White…

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Video: Full Dana White media scrum ahead of UFC 207

  • 25 days ago
  • 30 views

LAS VEGAS – Dana White doesn’t spend much time with the media these days, so it was a surprise on Wednesday when he spent more than 30 minutes answering questions about Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, read news >>

Video: Nick Diaz tells Snoop Dogg how Cher helped him beat a weed suspension (no, seriously)

  • 16 days ago
  • 803 views

Perhaps this new year won’t be so bad, after all.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Dana White: Fighters Need to Honor Their Contracts (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 36 views

Dana White to fighters: "Ride the thing out and become a free agent, but honor your deal. I have to honor my deals." read news >>

Dana White Responds to Meryl Streep's 2017 Golden Globes Speech

  • 13 days ago
  • 126 views

Following actress Meryl Streep's impassioned speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, which included a dig at mixed martial arts, UFC President Dana White responded. As seen in the following vide read news >>

Dana White Blasts Meryl Streep's MMA Comments at Golden Globe Awards | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 29 views

Actress Meryl Streep denounced Donald Trump at the Golden Globe Awards, taking a sideswipe at MMA in the process. Dana White blasted back. read news >>

Joe Rogan: Cris Cyborg Anti-Doping Drug is Steroid Masking Agent, Among Other Uses | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 39 views

Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub discuss Cris Cyborg's potential UFC Anti-Doping Violation and the likelihood that she wasn't doping. read news >>

Mark Hunt Sues UFC, Dana White, Brock Lesnar over UFC 200 Fight

  • 12 days ago
  • 25 views

Mark Hunt has filed a civil lawsuit against the UFC, President Dana White and Brock Lesnar over his fight with Lesnar at UFC 200, claiming the parties colluded for an unfair competitive environment. read news >>

Mark Hunt files civil suit against UFC, Brock Lesnar, Dana White, alleges racketeering, conspiracy, fraud

  • 12 days ago
  • 115 views

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt is known as one of the hardest hitters in all of MMA. Apparently, he swings pretty hard in court, as well.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Mark Hunt Files Lawsuit Against Brock Lesnar, Dana White and UFC | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 56 views

Mark Hunt has filed a civil lawsuit against the UFC, company president Dana White, and WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar. read news >>