nick-diaz-27.jpgNick Diaz is settled up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission but still owes California following his first venture as an MMA promoter.

Diaz recently paid $19,500 to the NSAC in the third and final installment of a $79,500 bill owed to the commission for his second marijuana suspension, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer wrote in an email to (

However, he has yet to submit a final report and pay taxes to the California State Athletic Commission for War MMA, which took place June 22 in his home town of Stockton, Calif. A preliminary CSAC report said the onetime UFC title challenger’s event generated a live gate of approximately $50,000, said CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster. Attendance figures were unavailable.

CSAC rules state that promoters have five days to submit the final report, which helps determine taxes owed to the state from the number of tickets sold and unsold, said Foster, who added he is working with Diaz rep Jonathan Tweedale to resolve the matter. Tweedale was unreachable for comment.

“He basically paid half of what he owes,” Foster said. “It’s not like he fell off the planet; he’s been communicating. If they don’t pay us in the next week or so, I’ll probably have to move to plan B, which maybe says we might have to assess a penalty, but I have full confidence that they will pay.

“We thought he did a fine job (at the event). He’s promoting the sport and doing a good thing. I’m pleased to have him here in California.”

Diaz might be on the move soon if his Twitter account is any indication. After retiring in the octagon with a loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158, which came approximately one month after his second NSAC suspension ended in February, he recently expressed his desire to fight again.

UFC President Dana White said he’d be happy to oblige Diaz, though his efforts to secure the fighter a hotel room for this past weekend’s UFC 162 apparently went unrecognized.

“I got him a hotel room and got it all set up. And he never f—ing showed up,” laughed White. “He’s the best. Now I’m starting to think he’s just f–ing with me.”

Diaz paid his NSAC fine in three installments of $20,000, $40,000 and $19,500, wrote Kizer. The fine reflected 30 percent of his $200,000 purse ($60,000) for UFC 143, as well as the same portion of a $60,000 bonus ($19,500) he received for completing his press obligations for UFC 143.

Diaz, whom the NSAC first suspended for pot in 2006, is free to apply for a fight license in Nevada, though he would be required to submit a clean drug test.

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