UFC Statement on Nick Diaz’s UFC 183 Failed Drug Test

February 4, 2015
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The UFC issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the failed post-fight drug test for Nick Diaz. Below is the promotion’s full statement.

“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Nick Diaz has tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nev. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. As a result of his positive test, Diaz has been informed that he has violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC organization will fully respect the Commission’s final decision relating to Diaz at a disciplinary hearing set for February 17.”

In an out-of-competiton drug test from Jan. 9, Anderson Silva tested positive for two steroids.

See the UFC’s official statement on Anderson Silva’s UFC 183 failed drug test here.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    “UFC STATEMENT ON NICK DIAZ’S UFC 183 FAILED DRUG TEST” – Not one mention of Nick Diaz in the article.

    • Completely my error. Please refresh the page and it will then reflect the statement on Diaz. Sorry about that.

      • TheCerealKiller

        Thanks Ken!
        So now Diaz should be cut just like all the other pothead repeat offenders.

        • The big questions is: what should they do with Anderson?

          He is supposed to coach TUF Brazil 4 opposite Shogun. Do you let him do that? Do you book him again? Do you make him the highest profile example ever and give him the Lance Armstrong treatment?

          • TheCerealKiller

            I’m shocked by the Anderson finding. He’s now a proven cheater. They can’t go forward with his TUF, which was kind of a joke anyways. At the end of his career, listen to his son and not let him fight anymore.

    • Kyle Allen

      copy and pasting the same statement and changing just the title to generate traffic lol. what a fail

      • No… copy and pasted the Anderson statement to save on formatting and then mistakenly hitting publish before updating the statement to Nick Diaz as it should have been… STILL a fail! Doh!!!

  • Ripshot de la Culebra

    I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!

  • IfJthenS

    So, from what I gather, the UFC is “disappointed” in Anderson and will pursue further tests. Meanwhile, they went straight for the jugular in regards to Diaz, and will let the commission have the final say. One is an obvious performance-enhancing drug that could taint the fight… the other, to the best of my knowledge, can’t(unless certain strains of weed would, I don’t know, make Nick taunt MORE). Don’t know how to feel about the difference in stands here.

    • TheCerealKiller

      The UFC have nothing to do with the punishment. They don’t “let” the commission have the final say. Failed drug tests are all the jurisdiction of the NAC.

    • Muaythai4life

      Also, this is Diaz’s third failed test, this is Anderson Silva’s first.

      That being said I’m one of those conspiracy theorists when it comes to MMA and believe every fighter is on something. I have no evidence to back that up hence the “conspiracy theorist” tag.

  • Darin

    So, Diaz has been informed that he is in violation of the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy……and….? What exactly is the point of having this policy if nothing happens when it is violated? OF COURSE the UFC will “fully respect” the ACs decision, like there is another choice. The UFC itself is hypocritical and will never punish fighters that are profitable and will only use the Conduct Policy to cancel contracts of unprofitable fighters.

  • Joel

    So they are ready to kick Diaz out probably. But give Anderson and Jones probably get nothing. UFC are a bunch of Hyporcrites!