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Nick Diaz hires big-shot attorneys from New York to fight NSAC weed rap

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Troubled Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Nick Diaz lives in California, fights in Las Vegas, and gets his legal assistance from New York, courtesy of Seham, Seham, Meltz & Petersen, LLP.

Whatever works, I suppose.

Diaz is gearing up for his hearing in front of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) -- recently postponed to afford further preparations -- to answer for a failed drug test (marijuana) in the wake of his unanimous decision loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 back in January.

"According to his manager, Nick has retained a New York law firm to investigate his UFC 183 failed post-fight drug test and represent him in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission," Ariel Helwani told the gang at UFC Tonight.

Silva, who failed for steroids, also put his hearing on ice to prepare his defense.

This marks the third time Diaz failed for marijuana, the other two coming after bouts against Takanori Gomi at PRIDE 33 and Carlos Condit at UFC 143, respectively. He also tried to fight those charges back in 2012, but his efforts were fruitless.

If at first you don't succeed...