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Ronda Rousey blows a gasket over Nick Diaz suspension, smokes NSAC for weed woes

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion has a history of being blunt, so it should come as no surprise that she's giving Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) an earful for bungling its recent disciplinary hearing in Las Vegas.

The one that saw UFC welterweight Nick Diaz get suspended for five years.

The Stockton slugger was called on the carpet for failing his UFC 183 drug test (marijuana), his third since 2007, and despite some crafty defense from his legal eagles, was unable to sway the commissioners, who also slapped Diaz with a $165,000 penalty.

Rousey explodes during the UFC 193 press conference (via MMA Junkie):

"I'm sorry, I know no one asked me anything, but I have to say something: It's so not right for (Diaz) to be suspended five years for marijuana. I'm against them testing for any weed at all. It's not a performance-enhancing drug. It has nothing to do with athletic competition, and it's only tested for political reasons so they say, ‘Oh, it's only for your safety so you're not hurting yourself when you're out there.' It's so unfair if one person tests for steroids that could actually really hurt a person and the other person smokes a plant that makes them happy and he gets suspended for five years, whereas the guy that could hurt someone gets a slap on the wrist. It's not fair. It's not fair at all."

Fair? Talk to this guy.

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva also flunked his UFC 183 drug test, and despite a laughable defense (more on that here), walked out of "Sin City" with a one-year suspension, likely because it was "The Spider's" first offense.

Though it should be noted that not all multiple offenders automatically get the hammer.

Either way, the mixed martial arts (MMA) community has started a "Free Nick Diaz" movement, but not much is likely to happen for the longtime combat sports veteran (his side of the story here) until his attorneys move forward with their appeal.

Stay tuned.

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