A few weeks ago, the Nevada Commission turned heads and dropped jaws throughout the MMA world, by announcing Diaz was suspended for five years. The suspension was handed down after Diaz tested positive for marijuana this past January.
Since the ruling, Ronda Rousey, Henry Cejudo and Alexander Gustafsson, among others, have criticized the suspension. On a recent edition of “The MMA Hour”, here is some of what McGregor had to say about the issue (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“The Nick Diaz situation … is absolutely ridiculous,” McGregor said. “I can’t wrap my head around that whole situation.”
“I wish him well,” McGregor added. “I’ve always been a big fan of Nick and his style of fighting. it would be a sad day Nick doesn’t lace up the gloves again and won’t make that Octagon walk.”
Unless Diaz is able to launch a successful appeal, he will be 37 years-old before he can fight again.