Well, it appears that the saga known as Nick Diaz vs. the state of Nevada has taken another turn.
Last week, Diaz filed a lawsuit against the state because he felt the suspension issued against him was violated when a hearing did not take place within 45 days.
Now, as Mike Chiappetta of MMA Fighting reports, the state of Nevada feels the legal team for Diaz is misguided in what was said before. Nevada attorney general, Catherine Cortez Masto, sent a letter to Ross C. Goodman – the attorney for Diaz – in which she explains their case.
“No notice of Summary Suspension was ever served on your client. In this matter, Mr. Diaz was properly served with a ‘Notice of Hearing on Temporary Suspension’ and he failed to appear at the hearing. The Commission temporarily suspended Mr. Diaz’s license at the hearing. Neither Mr. Diaz nor you objected in any manner to the temporary suspension.”
All of this has come about after Diaz tested positive for marijuana in the post-fight drug test following a loss to Carlos Condit. Diaz stated last week that if the suspension is overturned, he would return to MMA immediately – despite reporting his retirement following the loss – and face Condit.
A hearing is set for May 14 at the Nevada Clark County District Court to hear Goodman’s request for an injunction against the suspension. The Nevada attorney general’s office claims to be moving forward with their case against Diaz.
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