Diaz Camp Plans Legal Action Against CSAC

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CornishMMA
3/28/08 7:04:15AM
The Elite XC and Strikeforce co-promoted fight card set for this weekend underwent multiple changes this week. None garnered as much fallout as Nick Diaz being pulled from his bout with Jae Suk Lim due to his medicals not being turned in on time, according to California State Athletic Commission executive officer Armando Garcia in a statement to Sherdog.com on Thursday.

EliteXC live events president Gary Shaw claimed in a conversation with Garcia that Diaz was being pulled because of Diaz’s prescription for medicinal marijuana.

Cesar Gracie, Diaz’s lead trainer, spoke to MMAWeekly Radio on Thursday evening about the entire situation that led up to his fighter being pulled from his fight just 72 hours before it was scheduled to take place.

Gracie denied Garcia’s claim that Diaz did not turn in his medicals on time.

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D0wnUnd6e6r
3/28/08 7:49:39AM
FOR GOD SAKES JUST LET THE GUY SMOKE SOME WEED!!!!!
gartface
3/28/08 9:11:32AM

Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

FOR GOD SAKES JUST LET THE GUY SMOKE SOME WEED!!!!!



They're letting him smoke weed, just not on their dime.
scoozna
3/28/08 9:27:31AM
This really sounds shady on the part of Garcia. They cannot just assume that because he has a Medical Marijuana card that he is has smoked recently. They have to let him take a urine test to prove that he hasn't smoked (or that it is out of his system).

I can understand if the CSAC wants to have a rule that outlaws marijuana despite it being legal (for medical use) in CA - but that's why they have urine tests - they just need to be "clean" before/during a fight.
Wolf
3/28/08 10:08:07AM
It seems like everytime there's a major fight event in Cali, something shady with the CSAC comes out. Some reform in that organization is seriously needed.
CornishMMA
3/28/08 10:38:43AM
I dont see how his urine test would have come back clean if he had smoked in the last month, im pretty sure thats about as long as green stays in your system and is detectable for that long

As far as i know theres no way to test if he had smoked the day before or of the fight, but they shouldnt have to know if he has a MM card! If Garcia seriously thinks fighting stoned helps you then he needs correcting, the last thing i feel like doing when im stoned is fighting! and as far as dulling the pain? ish dont think so! i stubbed my toe the other day stoned and it hurt more than normal!!!
nastshabast
3/28/08 4:09:42PM
Cali is lenient enough to prescribe the kush but if you want to fight, medicinal use or not, you can't. I find that a wee bit hypocritical.That being said, Diaz ADD is the lamest excuse I've ever heard for someone to burn. But I really hope he wins, it could set a ?pressedant? in future cases. I'm all for anything that defends herb so WAR DIAZ BROS.
nastshabast
3/28/08 4:10:52PM
Maybe he should use the Ross Rebliati defense.
gartface
3/28/08 5:17:13PM

Posted by nastshabast

Cali is lenient enough to prescribe the kush but if you want to fight, medicinal use or not, you can't. I find that a wee bit hypocritical.That being said, Diaz ADD is the lamest excuse I've ever heard for someone to burn. But I really hope he wins, it could set a ?pressedant? in future cases. I'm all for anything that defends herb so WAR DIAZ BROS.



Pretty sure the CSAC doesn't hand out the medical marijuana cards...
bayonetxwork
3/28/08 7:33:34PM
who in the hell did Diaz blow to get medicinal marijuana?!
gartface
3/28/08 7:36:09PM

Posted by bayonetxwork

who in the hell did Diaz blow to get medicinal marijuana?!



He used every kid's excuse to get out of anything...ADD.
Kracker_Jap
3/28/08 7:56:44PM
Maybe Diaz should quit smokin pot that would be easier
JimiMak
3/28/08 9:44:01PM
He has a perfectly valid MM card. So far, they have not denied his card only the time frame it was submitted in. Meaning they need to either declare their opinion on the actual issue or risk him trying to fight in a month or two, now that he is ready and has the time ahead of the fight to submit it. (assuming that is the issue as they said)
backalley101
3/29/08 5:55:34AM

Posted by Kracker_Jap

Maybe Diaz should quit smokin pot that would be easier

BIGKAT
4/3/08 12:12:33AM

Posted by CornishMMA

I dont see how his urine test would have come back clean if he had smoked in the last month, im pretty sure thats about as long as green stays in your system and is detectable for that long

As far as i know theres no way to test if he had smoked the day before or of the fight, but they shouldnt have to know if he has a MM card! If Garcia seriously thinks fighting stoned helps you then he needs correcting, the last thing i feel like doing when im stoned is fighting! and as far as dulling the pain? ish dont think so! i stubbed my toe the other day stoned and it hurt more than normal!!!



lmao!
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