Keith Kizer talks about Nick Diaz drinking 24 bottles of water prior to UFC 143 drug test

Nick Diaz is currently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for failing a pre-fight drug test due to a positive test for marijuana metabolites.

His manager Cesar Gracie has made numerous attempts to get him re-licensed and back inside the octagon. Unfortunately, none have prevailed.

Nevada State Athletic Commision Executive Director Keith Kizer spoke to Middle Easy about how Diaz tried to flush his system prior to the drug test.

“[That story] came from [Diaz] drinking a lot of water afterwards. Those water bottles were eight-ounce bottles, so 24 bottles is about a gallon-and-a-half if my math is right. I saw what [Diaz] drank. And we know why. And you can play games about it if you want, but we know why. [Gracie] called me during the case and said, ‘Look, I want to sit with you. Nick and I want to sit down with you.’ I said, ‘Look, Cesar, you gotta call Ross Goodman. He’s the attorney. You gotta go through him. We’re happy to do that, we’ve offered it several times to Ross.’ [Cesar] said ‘I will call Ross right away.’ We never heard back from him after that. I don’t know what the conversation was between him and Ross, but we’ve always had a good relationship. I expect to have a good one with Cesar in the future.”

Diaz last fought in February when he lost to Carlos Condit at UFC 143. His sentence will expire in three months and we will finally see the 209 bad boy back inside the octagon.


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