Nick Diaz not reinstated at hearing today; must appear before NSAC May 21stPosted on May 14, 2012, 05:33 PM by Mike Drahota
Today Nick Diaz and his camp's request for an injunction in his ongoing legal battle stemming from a failed drug test at UFC 143 was turned down in district court. The judge started off by saying that the circumstances surrounding this case are odd. However, Diaz will have to appear before the NSAC and find out what his true punishment is before the judge can intervene directly. This will take place next Monday, May 21st. Nevada state Judge Bare stated the following, revealed via MMA Fight Corner on Twitter.com:
It was determined that since Diaz was technically suspended since February 22nd, the NSAC did violate the rules by not offering Diaz a hearing within 45 days. In the future, the judge explained that all requests for extensions in this matter must be expressed in formal writing:
The ongoing saga of Nick Diaz vs. the NSAC will go on, at least until next week when his disciplionary action has been decided. Stay tuned to Lowkick.com for any further developments regarding the situation.