MMA News: Does Nick Diaz Deserve to Be Released from the UFC?

Nick Diaz May be Released from the UFC following his failed drug test-Silton Buendia/Sherdog
Nick Diaz May be Released from the UFC following his failed drug test-Silton Buendia/Sherdog
Jeffrey McKinneyContributor IIIFebruary 10, 2012

Nick Diaz has slipped up once again. This time it's far more serious than missing a press conference. 

Today, the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced that Diaz failed his post-fight drug test following his defeat by Carlos Condit at UFC 143

It should be no surprise that Diaz tested positive for  "marijuana metabolites." Diaz also tested positive for marijuana when he faced Takanori Gomi in 2007. 

Although he can smoke legally in California, his medical marijuana card does not affect how he gets tested in MMA.

Diaz will without a doubt get suspended by the NSAC. But what will the UFC do now that Diaz has failed a drug test?

This is only the first time that Daiz has failed a test with the UFC, but it's not the first time he's been in trouble with the company. 

Diaz was dropped from a UFC 137 bout with Georges St-Pierre after missing two pre-fight press conferences. Although he would get the last laugh by being in the main event anyway, Diaz made a lot of people mad, including UFC president Dana White

White gave Diaz another chance then, but he may not be so forgiving now that Diaz has failed another drug test. 

If the UFC decides to release Diaz, no one should complain. 

Diaz is an exciting fighter, and it is true he didn't get caught using something that could have gave him an advantage inside the Octagon. But Diaz often has the attitude that he doesn't care about his actions. As talented as Diaz is, this is the second straight fight where there has been controversy. 

Although some may not want to see it, it may be best that Diaz is let go, so he can get his act together. 

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