POSTED: 12:07 p.m. HST, Feb 22, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 09:48 p.m. HST, Feb 22, 2012
LAS VEGAS >> Mixed martial arts fighter Nick Diaz won’t be competing in Nevada any time soon.
The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday handed the UFC welterweight a temporary suspension for testing positive for marijuana after his Feb. 4 loss to Carlos Condit in Las Vegas.
Commission executive Keith Kizer says Diaz can respond to the positive drug test allegation at a full disciplinary hearing if he seeks reinstatement.
No hearing date was set.
Diaz lost his license for six months and was fined $3,000 by the commission after another positive marijuana test following a win in 2007.
Diaz manager-trainer Cesar Gracie didn’t immediately respond to a message at his business in Pleasant Hill, Calif.