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Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) Executive Director Keith Kizer went on Sirius Radio on Friday and answered questions relating to UFC star Nick Diaz' positive test results for marijuana after UFC 143. Kizer, The NSAC has previously suspended Diaz for the same offense following his bout with Takanori Gomi at Pride 33 in 2007.
Here's what Kizer had to say on Posterous:
"The complaints have been mailed to him. He'll receive the complaint by mail and he'll have 20 days upon receipt to file an answer.
"With the complaint, those are just allegations at this time. There's been no finding against him. He'll have ample opportunity to respond to the complaint and then we'd put it on for a hearing at a time that works for him as well as the Attorney General's office.
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Probably April based on past disciplinary complaints and at that time, there'll be a hearing before the full commission and then they make a decision at that time and if they found the athlete guilty, they'd then impose whatever discipline they felt was appropriate."
Diaz lost a unanimous decision to Carlos Condit at UFC 143. At one point it appeared that the UFC had secured agreements from both fighters for an immediate rematch. Diaz' test failure immediately scotched that possibility.