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CSAC confirms that Nick Diaz vs. Jay Hieron bout is in severe jeopardy

On Friday evening Nick Diaz no-showed for a pre-fight drug screening with the California State Athletic Commission in order to clear himself for action in the upcoming bout between himself and Jay Hieron at “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” on August 15.

No problem, explained CSAC Assistant Executive Officer Bill Douglas, he’d go out of his way to make the fight happen. Douglas re-scheduled the Diaz drug testing for the latest possible time it could be completed in order for the bout to take place, early this morning.

So where’s Diaz? Good question. For the sake of the bout with with Jay Hieron, he absolutely must get down to the CSAC headquarters TODAY.

“[The test] has to be in the lab today by 5 pm to get the processing started because usually we’re looking at about a 72 hour process time, and then the extra day for results,” explained Douglas. “So if they get it in today there’s a chance it could be finished on Thursday, and we’ll have a report in our hands by Friday. Doing the test tomorrow is not going to do any good because the lab won’t process anything during the weekend and we wouldn’t have anything in our hands to license the bout until Monday. It has to be in by 5 pm today”

Douglas further confirmed with FiveOuncesOfPain.com that the CSAC has been actively trying to reach representatives from both the Diaz camp and Strikeforce over the weekend without success.

Diaz has not showed up at the CSAC this morning during the agreed time frame, and the upcoming Diaz vs. Hieron bout appears to be in severe jeopardy.

Stay tuned to FiveOuncesOfPain.com as we continue to keep you up to date on the bout between Nick Diaz and Jay Hieron, including an immediate report from the CSAC if Diaz make s it down to the lab in time.

A full report on the recent conversation with Bill Douglas is to follow shortly.

13 COMMENTS
  • ozz_the_powerful says:

    Not to knock either one of the brothers, they are NASTY on the ground, but c’mon!

    You’re a professional fighter now. Why smoke pot, honestly? Is it really THAT important? They’ve already openly admitted it. I just think it’s ridiculous. Didn’t show up b/c he needed time to clean out is more like it. Am I the only one aggrevated by this?

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I read this and was not surprised one bit. I like Diaz a lot, great fighter, hard worker and all that, but if the guy has a card and it is legal for him to smoke it why cant the csac let this go, I dont think it helps him during the fight like steriods would?

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Also this would just figure for all the luck strikeforce has been having with this card. If they can make it through this card they can make it through anything.

  • dpk says:

    If he doesn’t get this test done, this would be just as unprofessional as Josh Barnett. Diaz has already had his best victory declared a no-contest because of pot, what is going through his mind.

  • Snoop Dogg says:

    Puff Puff Pass Nick

  • Austin says:

    point blank, the diaz brothers don’t wake up before 10am.

  • David Andrest says:

    OK Austin you made me LOL

  • realized says:

    Last I checked weed was legal in California under certain circumstances… unless the csac has rules against it.

    Which would mean the csac is operating illegally

    So doubt it’s because of pot, maybe something else = (

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Jay Hieron cannot catch a break.

  • metalmulisha says:

    Article says that Douglas has been actively trying to reach representatives from Diaz camp and Strikeforce without success.

    This just doesn’t sound right are you telling me that with telephone, email, text messaging, and so on they can’t get a hold of anybody?

    If this fight is cancelled I imagine Jay Hieron will be thinking he’s cursed first IFL closes up shop, then Affliction postpones one of his fights last year and rescheduled it this past January then of course they shut it down and another of his fights goes up in smoke, and now he goes to Strikeforce and another might get cancelled because of Diaz.
    Bad luck my friend.

  • David Andrest says:

    Seizure Meds are legal in most places, doesn’t mean I’ll get a drivers license in many states.

    Point being, there are rules against it, it’s a banned substance, therefore he has to test clean.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Heiron is the new promotion destroyer Metal, not Fedor like everybody else thought.

  • edub says:

    Just because there are rules against it doesnt make the rule right. A human made up the rule so it can be flawed.

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