NSAC Hearing for Nick Diaz and Chael Sonnen TUE Request Live Blog

Matthew RothFeatured ColumnistMay 21, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30:  Host and mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Today at 12 p.m. ET, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will meet to discuss two very important matters for the UFC.

The first is Chael Sonnen's TUE request in Nevada. This is obviously important for the main event of UFC 148. The other is just as important as it could decide the fighting future of Nick Diaz

Diaz was suspended following his UFC 143 loss to Carlos Condit for having marijuana in his system in his post-fight drug test. According to Nevada law, he was supposed to have a hearing within 45 days of the event, but there were issues from both the Diaz camp and the NSAC. 

The Diaz camp ended up unsuccessfully suing the NSAC for failing to grant him a hearing, but lost their case when they couldn't provide evidence that Diaz has a medicinal marijuana card. 

Join us today for a live discussion of the NSAC hearing.