Nick Diaz is currently fighting a suspension given to him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for failing a post-fight drug test following his loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143. His lawyer, Ross Goodman, is now filing a new complaint letter against the NSAC, according to Kid Nate at Bloody Elbow.
Diaz, to the shock of no one, tested positive for marijuana in the failed test. Goodman's argument is that the presence of inactive marijuana metabolites does not provide proof that Diaz was high, or under the influence of drugs, during the fight.
The NSAC's issue is that Diaz failed to list marijuana as a prescription drug on his pre-fight questionnaire -- thus lying about his drug use. The fighter's lawyer addresses this as well.
Goodman further claims that the NSAC complaint "does not allege any facts supporting that Diaz violated a rule"and that "after the fact allegations impugning Diaz's character serve to distract from the core issue that Nevada does not prohibit inactive marijuana metabolites."
Certainly -- as with all things Nick Diaz -- this story will not be going away any time soon.