Nick Diaz UFC 129
Nick Diaz will not go quietly into the night and he’s not going to vanish without a fight.

The former Strikeforce welterweight champion, who is currently facing suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission due to testing positive for marijuana, hired Las Vegas attorney Ross Goodman to oversee his case, and they’ve just filed their response to the commission.

According to paperwork filed to the commission last week, Diaz and his lawyers contend that testing positive for marijuana metabolites does not violate the state’s drug testing policy for athletic competition.

The files states ‘Nick Diaz is an authorized medical marijuana patient. As such, he did not test positive for marijuana (which is viewed as a prohibited substance if used without a medical marijuana license). Rather, Mr. Diaz tested for the presence of the inactive metabolite of marijuana known as THC-Carboxylic Acid. Under Nevada law and in Mr. Diaz’s home state of California, however, neither marijuana nor marijuana metabolite is considered a prohibited substance for users of medical marijuana.’

The filing goes on to state that Diaz stopped using marijuana 8 days prior to his February fight against Carlos Condit, and because ‘out of competition’ use of marijuana is not prohibited by state law, then Diaz didn’t file for an exemption with the state prior to his fight.

The statement goes on to say that because Nevada adapted WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) rules, ‘marijuana consumption ‘out of competition’ and marijuana metabolites in general, such as the detection of Carboxylic Acid in Mr. Diaz’s post fight urine test, do not violate the policy prohibiting substances that are considered performance enhancing or potentially dangerous’

The filing by Goodman on behalf of Diaz will be reviewed by the Nevada Commission, and his hearing for disciplinary action will be held later this year.

The commission had stated previously that they were looking at a potential April date for Diaz’s hearing, but with this latest filing, it’s unclear if that date will stand pat.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Related News

Nate Diaz Vaping Case Cleared by Nevada, but Still an Issue | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 67 views

Nate Diaz's post-UFC 202 vaping has been cleared by the Nevada Athletic Commission, but the incident hasn't been put to rest just yet. read news >>

Nevada Athletic Commission Won't Come After Nate Diaz for Vaping | FIGHTLAND

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

Just when you’re beginning to think there’s no justice in this world, and no decency or beauty either, something appears from out of the clouds to give you a little hope: just a little something to g read news >>

Alistair Overeem Out Indefinitely After UFC 203 Suspension | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 912 views

Alistair Overeem may have topped the disclosed UFC 203 fighter salaries, but it may be some time before he fights again. read news >>

Urijah Faber, Travis Browne and 5 Pokiest Eye Pokes in Recent UFC History

  • 11 days ago
  • 33 views

If UFC 203 felt a little familiar to you, maybe that was on account of all the eye-poking. When Urijah Faber caught Jimmie Rivera, it wasn't his first eye-poke rodeo. It wasn't even his first eye-pok read news >>

Watch Nick Diaz & Tommy Chong Blaze Toke Up for a Backyard Smoke Session | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 21 views

Forget Cheech & Chong. Ladies and gentleman, now playing the role of Cheech is Nick Diaz. Welcome to 2016. read news >>

Conor McGregor Claims He was Training Two Days After UFC 202 (Video)

  • 26 days ago
  • 56 views

Although Conor McGregor faced a potential six-month medical suspension following UFC 202, he has posted a video showing him working out. read news >>

Exclusive Pics: Conor McGregor filming for Call Of Duty

  • 21 days ago
  • 60 views

In recent years Call of Duty, the multi-billion dollar franchise, have moved to align themselves with some of the biggest stars in the world. In 2014 it was multiple-Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey read news >>