Nick Diaz Placed on Temporary Suspension for UFC 183 Marijuana Positive

February 18, 2015

During Tuesday’s Nevada Athletic Commission hearing, Nick Diaz was temporarily suspended for testing positive for marijuana metabolites following his UFC 183 main event bout against Anderson Silva on Jan. 31.

Nick-Diaz-UFC-The-Time-Is-Now-Press-02It was the third time Diaz has tested positive for marijuana in his career.

He first returned a positive test result following his PRIDE 33 bout against Takanori Gomi in February 2007. He also failed his UFC 143 post-fight drug test after losing an interim UFC welterweight title fight to Carlos Condit.

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The temporary suspension passed unanimously.

Diaz will face disciplinary action during a March NAC meeting. The date for the March meeting has yet to be determined.

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