Pot and bad attitude send Nick Diaz’s MMA fighting career up in smoke

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An enigma delivered in spiteful jabs wrapped in victorious clinches, Nick Diaz is a mixed martial arts fighter whose pot-addled bravado ultimately upset the sport’s most powerful overlords in fighting’s most lucrative state.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission effectively ended the 32-year-old California fighter’s 14-year Ultimate Fighting Championship career on Monday, issuing a five-year suspension from fighting in the state as punishment for Diaz’s third cannabis offense.

“They suspended me for a third time,” the weed-smoking welterweight said. “For five fucking years for something that makes the whole world a better place.”
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