UFC FIGHT PASS Nick Diaz Suspension Reduced
Watch a scrum after the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s hearing on Tuesday, which featured the settlement of Nick Diaz’s suspension.
Watch the full hearing exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS. On Tuesday, the commission acted to repair that mistake, reducing Diaz’s suspension from five years to 18 months and cutting the fine to $100,000. Diaz will be eligible to fight again Aug. 1.
This was a significant moment in the regulation of combat sports, and not just because it gave Diaz the right to fight again.
Combat sports are regulated at the state level, not the federal level, in the U.S. Over the years, Nevada has become the de facto national commission. Its policies were adopted by other states almost by rote. If it was good enough for Nevada, the thinking went, it was good enough for us. Kodi UFC Stream