As most of you remember back in September the NSAC slapped Nick Diaz with an unprecedented five-year suspension and a $165,000 fine for failing his post-fight drug test. It was his third weed offense in the state and the commission felt Diaz lied on his pre-fight questionnaire. Many thought the suspension unfair and against its own proposed guidelines, but now it seems the suspension may be reduced.
Both fans and fighters have been campaigning to have his suspension nullified, the White House petition reached over 100,000 signatures from fans, fighters and celebrities alike and now, finally, it looks like their wishes may come true. The popular UFC fighter’s legal team is currently in settlement talks with the Nevada Athletic Commission. Once source reports that Nick Diaz could be back in the Octagon as early as 2016.
Nick Diaz spoke of the negotiations in a post on his Instagram page:
Just spoke with my legal team at Campbell & Williams and talks with the NV athletic commission are going well. We’re working hard with them to get this right. Thanks for the support.
The commission has yet to issue their final written disciplinary decision so there is still time for something to be done without having to go to court.