UFC welterweight Nick Diaz’s attempt to overturn his suspension and fines has been rejected by a Nevada court. The suspensions and fines stemmed from his positive test for marijuana metabolites following his UFC 143 loss to Carlos Condit. MMAJunkie first reported the news on Friday.
Diaz, who will face UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 in March, was attempting to have his year-long suspension and $79,500 in fines vacated on the basis that the Nevada State Athletic Commission violated his rights with the punishment.
Diaz will be allowed to apply for a license in Nevada, and subsequently everywhere else, when his suspension ends February 4th.
The California native is expected to face GSP in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 16 at the Bell Centre.