ByJason Nawara, writer at
Jason Nawara

Finally, the elder Diaz brother is free to fight once again. As we know, Nick Diaz has been on the shelf for the last 18 months after failing a post-fight drug test following his UFC 183 bout with Anderson Silva. Originally, the Nevada State Athletic Commission required him to pay a $100,000 fine and he was banned from the sport for five years for testing for marijuana metabolites, which he appealed and had reduced to the fine + 18 months.

Now that he's served his sentence, was on a deadline to pay the remaining fine of $75,000 by December 1st. It's unknown what would happen if he passed that deadline, or if he passed that deadline, but Nick Diaz is officially out there, man.

He can fight. YES!

This is the best news a fight fan could ask for with out for the next 10 months or so.

Here's a Nick Diaz highlight to celebrate this happy occasion.


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