Why MMA's Biggest Names Are Speaking Out Over Diaz's Ban
UFC fighter Nick Diaz was suspended for five years over a marijuana offense, and others in his sport, including Ronda Rousey, are not happy.By Carter Woodiel | September 22, 2015
UFC fighter Nick Diaz is facing a five-year suspension for marijuana use, and a growing number of voices have loudly protested the result, including the biggest name in his sport.
Diaz was suspended and fined $165,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Sept. 14 for testing positive for marijuana after a January fight with Anderson Silva. The suspension marks the third time Diaz has been disciplined for pot usage since 2007. (Video via MMA Weekly)
As you might expect, Diaz was unhappy with the commission’s decision, and said as much to reporters just after it was handed down.