First rule of Pot Club? Don't talk about Pot Club!
"I'm more consistent about everything being a cannabis user. I'm happy to get loaded, hear some good music... I remain consistent. And I have an easy way to deal with [the drug tests]. I can pass a drug test in eight days with herbal cleansers. I drink 10 pounds of water and sweat out 10 pounds of water every day. I'll be fine."
That was former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz, bragging to the L.A. Times about his ability to pass a pre-fight drug test -- a few days before he pissed clean -- following a technical knockout (TKO) win over Frank Shamrock back in 2009.
Unfortunately, his water defense is all wet.
That's because Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) Executive Director Keith Kizer is bottling up his argument for yet another appeal from the Diaz camp, who claims the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender was unjustly penalized for his need for weed.
Kizer elaborates to Middle Easy:
"[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. [Gracie] 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."
Diaz is currently suspended for failing a pre-fight drug test (marijuana metabolites) following a unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 back in February. His manager, Cesar Gracie, has made repeated attempts to get him back inside the Octagon, but to no avail.
In three months, his sentence will expire and none of this will matter, unless history re-smokes itself.