Diaz gets temporary ban for pot

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:02 PM ET

Mixed martial arts fighter Nick Diaz has been given a temporary suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for marijuana metabolites, MMAWeekly reported Wednesday.

The commission voted unanimously in favour of the temporary ban until a disciplinary hearing decides the UFC welterweight's fate. That hearing could take place as early as April. The positive test came after Diaz lost to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 in Las Vegas.

Diaz also was banned for six months in 2007 after testing positive for marijuana.


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