Nick Diaz‘s day on Thursday didn’t go very well, but at least he had some back up in the form of UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta.

Following a positive drug test for marijuana for his fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 143, Diaz faces disciplinary action from the Nevada State Athletic Commission that will end with a suspension and a fine.

While no suspension has been handed down yet, past repeat offenders in Nevada for similar occurrences have landed a one year suspension.

Diaz has yet to make a statement since the news was released on Thursday that he tested positive, and he stated during his post fight interview with Joe Rogan that he may very well just walk away from the sport all together.

Well, if he wants a job, the UFC appears more than happy to keep him on the payroll.

UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta during a fan Q&A session on Twitter late Thursday night admitted he liked Diaz because he’s a ‘real fighter’ and stated he has a home with the UFC if he wants one.

“(I) really like the kid,” wrote Fertitta. “Just needs to get it together. I’m a sap for real fighters.”

When asked how he felt about Diaz testing positive for marijuana, Fertitta’s response was quick, but to the point.

“He will be back,” said Fertitta.

Now the question remains will Diaz want to return to the UFC or any form of MMA in the future?

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