The UFC has released a statement regarding Nate Diaz’s violation of their anti-doping policy.
On Thursday, the UFC announced Diaz had violated their policy by not disclosing his whereabouts to the U.S Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Diaz had failed to provide his whereabouts on three different occasions in the past year. The former Strikeforce champion is now facing a penalty that could result in him being suspended anywhere between six months to two years.
Here is the UFC’s statement regarding Diaz’s USADA violation.
“The UFC organization has been notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Nick Diaz of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from Diaz’s alleged accumulation of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period. Diaz, like all other UFC athletes, is enrolled in USADA’s UFC Registered Testing Pool and required to file accurate Whereabouts information in order to be located for out-of-competition, no-notice testing.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of Diaz’s case, who has been provisionally suspended pending the final resolution of this matter. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”