Diaz’s manager, Lloyd Pearson, informed UFC Tonight that Diaz has retained a law firm from New York to represent him when he goes before the commission in April to face disciplinary action.
The unnamed law firm specializes in drug testing cases such as Diaz’ and believes there are “irregularities” with his test results.
The UFC 183 positive test result is the third time Diaz has tested positive for marijuana in his career. His gogoplata win over Takanori Gomi at Pride 33 in 2007 was later changed to a No Contest after he failed a post-fight urinalysis. He also tested positive following a loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 in a bout for the interim welterweight title.
Diaz was expected to appear before the commission this past Monday, but requested and was granted a continuance. It will be interesting to see how receptive the commission is to Diaz’ defense considering his past failures.