The second biggest upset of 2007 has now never officially occurred. Nick Diaz, who tested positive for Delta-9 THC a.k.a. Tetrahydrocannabinol a.k.a. the stuff that gets you high when smoking pot, was given a six month disciplinary suspension (coinciding with his medical suspension), fined $3,000 and perhaps most damaging, had his victory over Takanori Gomi changed to a No Contest.
Diaz’ test result was 175, well over the minimum positive amount of 15 and 3.5 times the Nevada State Athletic Commission “threshold” amount of 50.
In statements to the commission, Diaz said “I wasn’t under the influence when I was fighting. I don’t abuse drugs normally; it was a one-time thing. It was very embarrassing for me to test positive.”
Sure it was a one-time thing Nick. And of course it will never, eeeeehhhhhhver, happen again.
Also suspended were fighters Joe Pearson and Kit Cope due to positive tests from WEC 25. Pearson was suspended 6 months for THC, while Cope was suspended 9 months for Boldenone, the same anabolic steroid found inside Stephan Bonnar. But since both fighters lost their matches, neither result was overturned.
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts