Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux (Quebec's athletic commission) today (April 4, 2013) informed MMAmania.com that its drug test results were in for the UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place on Sat., March 16, from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Six of the 24 participating fighters tested for drugs of abuse, as well as performance enhancing substances, have all passed with flying colors.
Who were the lucky half-dozen put under the microscope? That remains a mystery, as the commission would not disclose the names of the athletes tested due to their "confidential nature."
That means UFC 158 headliner Nick Diaz -- who flunked for marijuana metabolites his last time out -- may or may not have passed a test for weed that he believed he was in jeopardy of failing (see why here). In addition, it does nothing to support -- or refute -- his accusation that opponent Georges St. Pierre was on steroids.
The commission has been tight-lipped about most of its behind-the-scenes activity, most notably in the wake of "Weight Gate," when this video was released that appeared to reveal an on-the-fly rule change that contradicted protocol.
In addition, Diaz's attorney, Jonathan Tweedale, blasted the commission for "failure to supervise fighters' provision of samples in connection with testing for Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods," while threatening to file a formal complaint in the days following the event.
Considering his own client may have dodged a bullet, he may want to holster that sidearm.
For a complete wrap up of all the UFC 158 fight weekend festivities click here.