Nick Diaz's Failed Drug Test: Legal Debate Aside, Its Unprofessional and Dumb

Sal DeRoseCorrespondent IFebruary 9, 2012

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Nick Diaz got popped for marijuana following his "controversial" unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143.

Now the Internet explodes with rebuttals about how dumb it is to test for marijuana and you have those who think they should.

Personally, either way, it doesn't matter for me. The matter at hand shouldn't be whether or not to test for marijuana—it should be how unprofessional and stupid it is to test positive for a drug you know you will get caught for.

Nobody is perfect and I understand that, but this isn't the first time Diaz has tested positive for the drug. That alone should make him more aware, especially heading into a title fight knowing that if you get caught the belt will be stripped.

Its like he didn't care and seeing how Diaz has been in the past and just his overall personality, he didn't. 

See, it doesn't matter for me. Its his body and he can do whatever he wants. To the commission though, the drug will make you fail the test.

This was a big moment in Diaz's career and almost gave the UFC their dream fight for current undisputed welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre.

It was huge and if he would have won it would have gone up in a cloud of marijuana smoke.

Again, the debate at hand isn't whether or not this should be tested for and whether or not he should be suspended for it. The debate at hand is how unprofessional he is, knowing what he was doing would get him caught for the second time.

To me, doing something you know you'll get caught for is just dumb. I'm not perfect—nobody is—but to do something like this on the biggest stage and almost getting a rematch for the belt you so coveted, is just inexcusable.


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