Nick Diaz Cleared to ‘Resume Fight Activities’ By NSAC
MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani is reporting that Nick Diaz is now free to resume all fight-related activities in the state of Nevada.
Diaz was hit with an 18-month suspension and $100,000 fine for failed drug test following his fight with Anderson Silva back in 2015. Diaz did not pay the fine in full, however, and was barred from cornering his brother Nate, when the latter fought Conor McGregor at UFC 196 in March, and UFC 202 in August. Diaz was then given a deadline of December 1 to pay the $75,000 remainder of his fine.
Helwani reports that Diaz has agreed to currently undisclosed terms with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and is free to resume ‘all combat sport-related activities’ that include cornering fighters and competing in the state himself.
With the news, there are plenty of fights awaiting the 33-year-old. Perhaps a bout with longtime rival Georges St-Pierre, who is preparing to make an MMA comeback of his own.
Regardless of who Diaz steps into the Octagon with, many fans will surely be happy to have him back.