NYSAC License Diaz For UFC 244
Three days ago, Nate Diaz pulled out of UFC 244 after USADA claimed there was an adverse finding in a drug test. Now, Diaz has been vindicated by USADA and the UFC but also cleared by the New York State Athletic Commission.
NYSAC, who are notoriously difficult when it comes to clearing fighters, has licensed Diaz for his main event fight against Jorge Masvidal on November 2nd inside Madison Square Garden.
”Based on the full lab and medical analyses provided by USADA and reviewed by the commission, Nate Diaz is not disqualified from participating in the upcoming UFC 244 event,” read the statement provided to MMA Fighting by an NYSAC spokesperson. “As with all fighters proposed for the UFC 244 event, the New York State Athletic Commission licensing process continues through the weigh-in and pre-fight physical.”
Diaz is licensed by the state, but must still be cleared by a doctor and make weight before facing Masvidal in the main event of the ESPN+ pay per view for the newly created BMF belt.
This comes after Diaz, who is a vegan and known as anti-PEDs, was found to have failed a test. The news would send Diaz on a social media tirade, walking from the fight and castigating USADA and the UFC for ever thinking he’d use PEDS.
Following a test of Diaz’s supplements, the fighter would be vindicated from a test that showed his multivitamins were in-fact tainted with metabolites of LGD-4033, a selective androgen receptor modulator.
In a statement, the UFC revealed that the level of stimulant in Diaz’s system was “roughly 10,000 times lower than one LGD-4033 therapeutic dose.”
Report: MMA Fighting