Nick Diaz hasn’t fought in over two years, and now the Stockton star has been provisionally suspended, following three whereabouts failures for USADA.
Recently the UFC posted the statement below on the promotion’s official site:
The UFC organization has been notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Nick Diaz of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from Diaz’s alleged accumulation of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period. Diaz, like all other UFC athletes, is enrolled in USADA’s UFC Registered Testing Pool and required to file accurate Whereabouts information in order to be located for out-of-competition, no-notice testing.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of Diaz’s case, who has been provisionally suspended pending the final resolution of this matter. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
This latest development comes not long after Dana White reported he doesn’t think Diaz will ever fight again. Diaz hasn’t fought since January, 2015, when he lost via decision to Anderson Silva. The fight was eventually overturned to a no-contest, after Silva was flagged for a banned substance .