Nick Diaz Reaches Settlement with NAC, Cleared to Fight, Corner in Nevada
By: Tristen Critchfield Dec 8, 2016
Diaz is finally free to participate in combat sports activities
Sherdog.com confirmed with Nevada Athletic Commission Executive
Director Bob Bennett on Thursday that Diaz has agreed on a payment
plan with the Attorney General, clearing him to compete and corner
other fighters in the state.
MMAFighting.com first reported the news.
Diaz was initially suspended five years and fined $165,000 for
testing positive for marijuana following his bout with Anderson
Silva at UFC 183 in January 2015. However, the Stockton,
Calif., native reached a settlement with the NAC reducing his
suspension to 18 months and fine to $100,000.
While Diaz’s suspension ended in August, he was not allowed to
corner his brother Nate Diaz in
bouts against Conor
McGregor at UFC 196 and UFC 202 in Las Vegas because he did not
pay his fine in full. Exact terms of the new agreement were not
Diaz, 33, hasn’t competed since facing Silva in the UFC 183
headliner, a bout he lost via unanimous decision but was later
changed to a no contest after his opponent also failed a drug test.
The ex-Strikeforce champion does not currently have a fight