NAC Director Kieth Kizer: ‘We know why Nick Diaz drank 24 bottles of water’

Nick Diaz has never made a secret about his marijuana use. Even after Diaz tested positive for marijuana when he fought Takanori Gomi and served his suspension, he was very public about saying he had ways to pass a drug test for cannabis. Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) Director Keith Kizer recently talked about the steps Diaz took to attempt to pass his test following his decision loss to Carlos Condit.

Kizer talked about Diaz drinking a lot of water prior to submitting a urine sample per the request of the commission. It was a clear attempt at diluting the sample Kizer  told

“That story came from Diaz drinking a lot of water afterwards. Those water bottles were eight-ounce bottles, so 24 bottles is about a gallon-and-a-half if my math is right. I saw what Diaz drank. And we know why. And you can play games about it if you want, but we know why. Cesar called me during the case and said, ‘Look, I want to sit with you. Nick and I want to sit down with you.’ I said, ‘Look, Cesar, you gotta call Ross Goodman. He’s the attorney. You gotta go through him. We’re happy to do that, we’ve offered it several times to Ross.’ [Cesar] said ‘I will call Ross right away.’ We never heard back from him after that. I don’t know what the conversation was between him and Ross, but we’ve always had a good relationship. I expect to have a good one with Cesar in the future.”

Despite multiple attempts from Diaz and his manager Cesar Gracie, Diaz is still under suspension until January of 2013.  Diaz has recently brought the case to court and they are still in litigation, but the red tape might take the process well past Diaz’s return date.


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