"Fighter Nick Diaz, following his defeat of Takanori Gomi on the February 24, 2007 Pride event in Las Vegas, Nevada, also tested positive for Delta-9-THC. The commission suspended Diaz for 6 months from the date of his fight, which would be August 24, 2007 and fined him $3,000, which was 20 percent of his reported $15,000 purse. In addition to the suspension and fine, the NSAC also ruled that the result of the Diaz vs. Gomi contest be changed from a victory for Diaz to a result of no contest.
Apparently, the commission felt that the level for which Diaz tested at, 175, was a considering factor in his performance during the fight. Dr. Tony Alamo, the Commission's Chair, said that a result of 15 is considered positive, but that the NSAC has a threshold of 50 to test positive for THC and that they "feel very comfortable that everyone that tests positive [in Nevada] is truly positive."
Alamo went on to say, "Mr. Diaz was 175. This creates a unique situation. I was there at this fight and believe that you were intoxicated and... that it made you numb to the pain. Did it help you win? I think it did."
In his 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."
He also pleaded for leniency from the Commission as he indicated that he is the primary provider for his household.
All the suspended fighters will have to provide a negative drug test to the NSAC before they will be allowed to fight again in the state of Nevada."
there ya go for people who don't want to go to the site
oo and "edit : also, I dont think ive seen anyone quit a fight from just the pain from punches, they get knocked out or the ref stops it because buddy isnt defending himself, regardless if pot did make his face numb (which I can guarantee it didnt) it still wouldnt affect the amount of pressure your head can take before getting knocked out."
i have one name for you, Pete Spratt vs Matt serra
"Omae wa mou shindeiru"
-You're already dead
Last edited by Uchi : 04-10-2007 at 05:52 PM.