UFC Fighter's Pot Suspension Downgraded From Insane To Ridiculous

UFC fighter Nick Diaz has had his punishment for a third positive marijuana test reduced to an 18-month suspension and $100,000 fine after reaching a settlement with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Yes, the suspension was reduced to 18 months after Diaz was initially handed a five-year suspension and $165,000 fine in September. You read that right: a five-year suspension for smoking some weed.

Diaz’s suspension was retroactive to his last fight at UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015. Thus, as reporter Ariel Helwani notes, Diaz…

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