UFC star Nick Diaz has landed himself in trouble with USADA after repeatedly failing to keep them informed as to his whereabouts over the past year.
It’s a mandatory requirement for all fighters under USADA testing that they keep an official app up-to-date with where they are going to be every day for the following three months, so that officials can test them at any time of their choosing.
Due to Diaz’s repeated failures to do so he has now been placed on a provisionally suspension while the matter is being investigated.
“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,” a statement from the UFC reads. “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.”
The 33-year-old Diaz has already been out of action for two and a half years as he opts to enjoy his live away from fighting, and there haad been no clear indiciation of if or when he might return to the Octagon.