Nick Diaz pays final installment of UFC 143 fine, CSAC awaits WAR MMA paperwork


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 MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

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.

(Pictured: Nick Diaz)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz went the distance on Saturday night (Jan. 31, 2015) in UFC 183's main event. Let's look back at the main event and some of the other memorable moments that took place ins read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

Cesar Gracie discusses Nick Diaz's performance at UFC 183. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

Gilbert Melendez talks about Nick Diaz's performance at UFC 183 and who he wants to fight next. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 12 views

Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva capped an impressive month for the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 31st, headlining a card in front of more than 13,000 fans at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Kid Nate, Dallas Winston and Eugene S. Robinson bust out their test tubes and talk drug testing, steroids, and the deadly demon weed. Plus UFC 183, Anderson Silva's legacy and what do you do with a read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 37 views

While the mixed martial arts (MMA) community is up in arms regarding Anderson Silva's positive test for steroids in a pre-fight drug screening for UFC 183, it seems most everyone else is completely a read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 1119 views

You likely saw this coming... Cesar Gracie got what he wanted. Just like that, Anderson Silva's 18th career Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) victory has been overturned to a "No Contest" by the N read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

During Tuesday’s Nevada Athletic Commission hearing, Nick Diaz was temporarily suspended for testing positive to marijuana metabolites. read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 4 views

MMA stars Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both face a temporary suspension for failed drug tests at UFC 183. Bleacher Report Lead MMA Writer Jeremy Botter reported on the matter Tuesday: Brett Okamoto o read news >>