Interesting: Big John on medical marijuana

Here’s a fun topic. Medical marijuana. MMA referee to the stars Big John McCarthy’s wife uses medical marijuana for Lupus and he isn’t shy about his opinions on it. McCarthy recently spoke to Vegas Cannabis and even touched on marijuana in MMA. The understanding of concussions and their severity is one of the big hurdles facing all combat … Read more

Nate Diaz talks ‘fairy tale’ UFC belts and letting Conor McGregor train with him

Nate Diaz joined UFC Tonight on Wednesday to discuss his recent win over Conor McGregor at UFC 196 and what he thinks about a rematch with the Irishman that is being rumored for UFC 200. Diaz calls the championship belt a “fairy tale” and knows the real winner in prize fighting is the guy cashing … Read more

Teamsters and Culinary Union call on Nevada to Reform State Athletic Commission

Teamsters Local 986 and the Culinary Union held a rally Thursday in Las Vegas calling for reform of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The rally was held outside the Grant Sawyer State Office Building at the same time NSAC held its regular monthly meeting. The two unions delivered a letter to Governor Brian Sandoval last … Read more

Nick Diaz to return to the UFC in 2016?

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It certainly looks like it could be a possibility according to Nick Diaz himself as he posted this  message to this Instagram account: Just spoke with my legal team at Campbell & Williams and talks with the NV athletic commission are going well.  We’re working hard with them to get this right.  Thanks for the … Read more

I got you babe: Nick Diaz finds support from pop icon Cher

When Nick Diaz got a 5-year suspension for a third marijuana offense in Nevada, the MMA world was outraged, especially since his opponent for that UFC 183 fight in January of this year was Anderson “The Spider” Silva, who tested positive for actual performance enhancers, drostanolone and androsterone, but only received a 1-year sentence. Ronda … Read more

Medical Cannabis Advocacy Groups Call For Boycott of Nevada State Athletic Commission Following Nick Diaz Ruling

I am a former Canadian Boxing Champion, retired professional boxer and mixed martial artist, prescribed medical cannabis patient, and a health and wellness advisor at the Shadow Mountain Medicinal Society. I am a prescribed patient of medical marijuana because of injuries suffered in my profession. I was prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication for years that hurt … Read more

Ronda Rousey: Testing for marijuana is an invasion of privacy

UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey took the opportunity at a press conference in Melbourne today to speak out against the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s five-year suspension and $165,000 fine against Nick Diaz for marijuana. “I’m sorry, no one asked my anything (about this) but I have to say something,”Rousey stated. “It’s so not right … Read more

Nick Diaz: ‘I’m the original Conor McGregor’

The fallout from Nick Diaz’s five-year suspension and hefty fine levied by the Nevada State Athletic Commission continues. In an interview with MMA Fighting following Monday’s hearing, Diaz opened up about his past and told the story of how not long before his first fight his girlfriend had committed suicide and he would run seven miles … Read more

Joe Rogan slams NSAC for Nick Diaz’s five-year suspension and $165,000 fine for marijuana

Social media was aghast at the ruling handed down yesterday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) against Nick Diaz for failing a drug test for marijuana back in January. The commission considered a lifetime ban for Diaz who is coming off a decision loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 (the loss was overturned … Read more

Nick Diaz reacts to five-year suspension and $165,000 fine from NSAC (VIDEO)

Nick Diaz was suspended five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday for a failed drug test for marijuana in January when he fought Anderson Silva at UFC 183. Diaz was also fined 33 percent of his $500,000 fight purse which amounts to $165,000. It’s a harsh penalty but it was Diaz’s third … Read more