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Nick Diaz Suspended Due To Potential USADA Violation

Nick Diaz failing a drug test isn’t exactly a shocking development.  However, while it was announced today that he is in trouble with the USADA, it isn’t what you think this time.  The UFC issued this statement:

The UFC organization has been notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Nick Diaz of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from Diaz’s alleged accumulation of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period. Diaz, like all other UFC athletes, is enrolled in USADA’s UFC Registered Testing Pool and required to file accurate Whereabouts information in order to be located for out-of-competition, no-notice testing.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of Diaz’s case, who has been provisionally suspended pending the final resolution of this matter. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

Diaz last fought in the octagon at UFC 183 in January of 2015, losing to Anderson Silva (the result was later changed to a No Contest as both fighters failed drug tests).