"I was very disappointed. Everyone knows he smokes marijuana medicinally in California. He has a legal right to do it in this state. He (Nick Diaz) was surprised he tested positive. He does the same ritual every fight for the last five years. He stops it in time and he cleanses his system, works out like crazy, drinks a lot of water and purges his system of it."
-- Super bud? Appearing on "The MMA Hour" today (Feb. 13, 2012) Cesar Gracie -- head mixed martial arts (MMA) trainer of Nick Diaz -- says his star pupil was surprised at the news that he had tested positive for marijuana on his post-UFC 143 drug screening. Diaz, who has a prescription card to use marijuana in the state of California, clearly didn't do enough to rid himself of any traces of the banned substance. The positive result ruined any and all chances of an immediate rematch with Carlos Condit, who he dropped a controversial decision to on Feb. 4, 2012. It will also likely land Diaz a lengthy suspension, seeing as how it is the second time he has tested positive for pot in the state of Nevada. In 2007, Diaz got popped after his epic win over Takanori Gomi and was suspended for six months and fined $3,000. With the revelation the Diaz has medical clearance to use marijuana in the "Golden State," should the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) take that into consideration when it comes to laying down the sentence against Diaz? Or, is it simply inexcusable, knowing that he was well aware of the rules?