Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

Diaz Camp Plans Legal Action Against CSAC

Print  
Posted By Message

CornishMMA

BANNED

CornishMMA Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,564
Career:497-280
Joined:Feb 2007
Chips:
308
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.

LINK

Post #1   3/28/08 7:04:15AM   

D0wnUnd6e6r

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow

D0wnUnd6e6r Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,535
Career:2,058-1,153
Joined:Sep 2007
Chips:
311
FOR GOD SAKES JUST LET THE GUY SMOKE SOME WEED!!!!!

Post #2   3/28/08 7:49:39AM   

gartface

Heavyweight Champ

gartface Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,335
Career:1,406-898
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Hand Grenade Hillbillies
Chips:
542

Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

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



They're letting him smoke weed, just not on their dime.

Post #3   3/28/08 9:11:32AM   

scoozna

Annoying since 2007

scoozna Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,055
Career:2,311-1,280
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
606
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.

_______________________________________
“I don’t know what kind of technique was used there, but there was a lot of kicking and punching.” Jim Brown

Post #4   3/28/08 9:27:31AM   

Wolf

MMA Regular

Wolf Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:190
Career:378-248
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Team Bullshido
Chips:
38
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.

Post #5   3/28/08 10:08:07AM   

CornishMMA

BANNED

CornishMMA Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,564
Career:497-280
Joined:Feb 2007
Chips:
308
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!!!

Post #6   3/28/08 10:38:43AM   

nastshabast

Banned

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:636
Career:337-191
Joined:May 2007
Chips:
85
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.

Post #7   3/28/08 4:09:42PM   

nastshabast

Banned

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:636
Career:337-191
Joined:May 2007
Chips:
85
Maybe he should use the Ross Rebliati defense.

Post #8   3/28/08 4:10:52PM   

gartface

Heavyweight Champ

gartface Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,335
Career:1,406-898
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Hand Grenade Hillbillies
Chips:
542

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...

Post #9   3/28/08 5:17:13PM   

bayonetxwork

In Full Mount

bayonetxwork Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:771
Career:114-60
Joined:Feb 2007
Camp: TUFFS Fight Club
Chips:
58
who in the hell did Diaz blow to get medicinal marijuana?!

Post #10   3/28/08 7:33:34PM   

gartface

Heavyweight Champ

gartface Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,335
Career:1,406-898
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Hand Grenade Hillbillies
Chips:
542

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.

Post #11   3/28/08 7:36:09PM   

Kracker_Jap

BANNED

Kracker_Jap Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,792
Career:359-223
Joined:Dec 2007
Chips:
352
Maybe Diaz should quit smokin pot that would be easier

Post #12   3/28/08 7:56:44PM   

JimiMak

WarWagon Never Die!

JimiMak Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,851
Career:454-333
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: JT WarWagon
Chips:
219
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)

Post #13   3/28/08 9:44:01PM   

backalley101

bARE pALM bOMBS

backalley101 Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:748
Career:2,135-1,315
Joined:Jul 2007
Chips:
227

Posted by Kracker_Jap

Maybe Diaz should quit smokin pot that would be easier

Post #14   3/29/08 5:55:34AM   

BIGKAT

Banned

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:202
Career:267-177
Joined:Mar 2007
Chips:
21

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!

Post #15   4/3/08 12:12:33AM