Former WEC and Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz is finally free to return to the UFC Octagon after serving out an 18-month suspension handed to him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) due to a positive test for Marijuana surrounding his January 2015 fight with Anderson Silva. Despite being a free man, Diaz’s return to action isn’t set in stone as of now given the fact that he’s only interested in big fights with big names.
The Stockton Bad Boy recently spoke on fighting once more, but he also reflected on one of the biggest fights of his life, a welterweight title clash with former longtime champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158 in 2013. Despite claiming to be in the best shape of his life, Diaz was essentially dominated by St. Pierre, but he actually said that he may have drugged before the fight.
Diaz’s longtime boxing coach Richard Perez recently touched on this matter in an interview with Submission Radio, detailing the strange situation with St. Pierre’s nurse:
“Oh yeah, yeah, I remember that. Yeah I was there and it was Georges St. Pierre’s nurse or something, came down and he wanted to give Nick some kind of stuff. And I told Nick not to do it, but he gave it to him. So that’s what he’s talking about.”
“I don’t know what it was. I’m not saying that it was a drug or anything, but I just know that he looked different (in the fight).” “He said he worked with Georges St-Pierre.”
Although he wasn’t able to confirm what exactly the substance was, Perez said that it undoubtedly effected Diaz’s performance in the fight:
“Of course because he was up all night urinating. I mean he wasn’t feeling good because he was going to the bathroom a lot. I mean, I don’t know what it did, but I know he was going to the bathroom a lot, so it probably dehydrated him and drained him. I don’t know, but I just know I was sitting there and the guy wanted to give him something. I don’t know what it was for. I told him no, but he said it wouldn’t even hurt him. It was strange.”
What do you make of these odd claims?