Less than 48 hours hours ago, after much griping, it appeared that Nick Diaz would indeed receive his rematch with Carlos Condit. Now it's unclear when, or if, Diaz will ever fight in the UFC again.
The polarizing Stockonian tested positive for "marijuana metabolites" in the aftermath of UFC 143, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer. Given that this is Diaz's second offense, a lengthy suspension is likely forthcoming.
It seems strangely fitting that after five days of fervent debate, the positive test puts the Condit-Diaz controversy to bed in the most Diaz-like way imaginable. As the UFC and Condit were busy plotting their next move, a slew of Diaz's colleagues sounded off on the announcement.
Nick Diaz was the aggressor of the fight while he was high as a kite is a testament to how good he really is and how much pot he can smoke.— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) February 9, 2012
I was positive after 143.... Very positive, condit won... Lol— malki kawa (@malkikawa) February 9, 2012
Lmfao to the haters.— KJ Noons (@kjnoons) February 9, 2012
Telling me that the top fighters in MMA smoke pot regularly is like saying that @ryanbader and @Kingsbu suck at beerpong: FACT— Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) February 9, 2012
RT @DUANEBANGCOM I know it only has 3 leafs but don't tell me the adidas owner doesn't smoke weed twitter.com/DUANEBANGCOM/s…. Funny one— javier vazquez (@javiershowtime) February 10, 2012
Nick Diaz tests+ for weed, so Fkn what!!He should be praised for doing so well hi! Plus he has a medical marijuana license! Wtf— Adam Schindler (@Schindiggity) February 9, 2012
I don't do drugs.... I suck naturally.— Forrest Griffin (@ForrestGriffin) February 10, 2012
RT "@ForrestGriffin: I don't do drugs.... I suck naturally." I don't know How naturally is but he sounds like a lucky fella. Haha burn— Forrest Griffin (@ForrestGriffin) February 10, 2012
The #ComeOnSon award for the first quarter of 2012 goes to.... Nick Diaz.— Jason High (@KCBanditMMA) February 9, 2012
"@Michael_Pugh: @mayhemmiller and @MieshaTate What are your thoughts about Diaz's test failure?" #stupid— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) February 10, 2012
There is absolutely no freaking way that Nick Diaz test positive for Marijuana #trolling— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) February 9, 2012
They shouldn't test for it but they do.— Jason Mayhem Miller (@mayhemmiller) February 10, 2012
People failing drug tests for marijuana and steroids . I don't want to hear nothing when my tests come back positive for Viagra !— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) February 10, 2012
I read that Diaz may lose 80,000 of his 200k purse. Cesar could have let me train & follow nick around for 40k to make sure he was clean— Brian Rogers (@BRogthePredator) February 9, 2012
"@spilledbagofice: Nick should just say there was some THC in a supplement he got from GNC.#blameGNC" everyone else does. Haha— Duane Ludwig (@DUANEBANGCOM) February 10, 2012
Tricky Nicky got caught smokin' that sticky! # #UFC #RT— Joe Duarte (@JoeDuarteMMA) February 9, 2012
@twitchykun weed is the opposite of performance enhancing haha— Joe Duarte (@JoeDuarteMMA) February 9, 2012
@KCBanditMMA The @DiazBrothers209 R 2 of the realist doods I've met in this sport! Ive got nuthin but good things 2 say about em. #Realtalk— Danny Castillo (@lastcall155) February 9, 2012
To make you feel slightly better after the shit news of Nick Diaz testing positive, I offer the black keys youtube.com/watch?v=490s68…— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) February 10, 2012