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Midnight Mania! Evidence shows that Nate Diaz’s flagged drug test was potentially caused by his own supplement line

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One of the more surprising events of 2019 was certainly when a Diaz brother failed a drug test ... for something other than marijuana. Ahead of his “BMF” showdown with Jorge Masvidal, Diaz failed for a trace amount of a SARM. He demanded both UFC president Dana White and the United States Anti-Doping Administration (USADA) clear his name, and they ultimately did, clearing Diaz of any wrongdoing just days before the bout.

Still, we never did figure out just what caused Diaz’s irregular test results. The younger Diaz brother is known to eat healthy and avoid supplements — this is the man who complained once that “everybody is on steroids” except him.

As it turns out, Twitter user @dimspace put the pieces together and determined that Diaz’s failed test was likely a result of his own supplement “Plant Man.” Plant Man is owned by Game Up, a supplement company that Diaz himself owns.

That puts Diaz in a fairly sticky situation. He’s not at fault for his failed drug test, the supplement company is ... but he owns the supplement company?

It’s truly a strange turn of events, Ultimately, the only wisdom I have to give here is the drug dealer’s mantra: don’t get high on your own supply!

Insomnia

If a fighter isn’t all the way committed, it’s best for everyone involved if he does move away from the sport. Still, I will miss the sudden rise (and equally sudden fall) of Lumpinee Rountree.

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Big man Tings innit @matha_lom

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Eyes open at all times!

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I bet Monday crept up on y'all like this

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Will they ... Won’t they ... rinse and repeat.

Alexander Volkanovski still has moves on the rugby pitch.

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Still got it!! #goosey

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I know everyone is excited about Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero, but Paulo Costa doesn’t look super injured ...

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@teamborracha_oficial

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The boxer in blue had his right hand loaded up from the very first bell ...

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This is pretty fascinating:

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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.