Thursday, October 1, 2015

Nick Diaz unfairly punished by NSAC

Nick Diaz has been punished severely by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and it seems pretty obvious they went to the most severe punishment because they simply do not like him. The attitude or perceived attitude by fans of the sport seems to have carried over into the hearing he had, and when invoking the Fifth Amendment it made them angrier. Facts were ignored and MMA fighters and fans are angry at the suspension handed down to one of the fiercest competitors in the sport. What message is the NSAC sending?

First, they show obvious favoritism to fighters that bend with the wind they blow at them. Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine yet that is not listed as a banned substance, Diaz’s last opponent Anderson Silva tested positive for steroids and was only given a year suspension with time already allotted from when the test results were produced. Diaz was given the maximum punishment and a hefty fine for something that is legal for him to use in his home state of California. Five years is a career ending amount of time on combat sports.
Many in the sport have expressed their disdain for the NSAC and their ruling, Ronda Rousey let fans and the commission know she is not happy about it during her UFC 193 media day. Henry Cejudo sent a letter to MMA Fighting not only to express his disappointment with the ruling but to also say he will not be competing in a state that would rather flex its bureaucratic muscle over reviewing something justly before taking disciplinary action. The UFC has also connected Diaz with a law firm to help him appeal their decision according to his twitter feed.

You can let them know too, whether it works or not there is a petition out there for fight fans to sign and if enough people sign it, it’s enough to further underline how wrong their treatment of Diaz is.  Here’s the link if you would like to sign it:

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