Written by: Karim Zidan

Nick Diaz does not go down without a fight–and that is not limited to his activity inside the cage.

MMAfighting.com recently revealed that Nick Diaz had filled a lawsuit against the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for “alleged violations of statutory law and his Constitutional rights to Due Process.”

This recent twist in the plot came about when the NSAC refused to place Diaz on their agenda for a hearing on the 24th of April, citing insufficient documentation (medical marijuana card).

Diaz was initially suspended due to traces of marijuana metabolics in his post-fight urine sample. The lawsuit claims the Nick Diaz camp and his lawyers attempted to reach out on several occasion to the NSAC to obtain a formal hearing without any response from Keith Kizer, the Executive Director of the NSAC.

According to Keith Kizer, he has not seen the Diaz lawsuit and will not personally be dealing with the case.

I have not seen it [the Diaz lawsuit],” Kizer told The Flying Knee MMA, “Will be handled by Attorney General office.

The NSAC has yet to make an official statement regarding the lawsuit, but it is now clear that the lawsuit will not be a matter handled by them.

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  • scoobs

    Does not matter how long it takes, as long as Nick Diaz writes more poems with his knuckles.