UFC Fighter Nick Diaz Suspended Five Years By NSAC

The Nevada State Athletic commission came down hard on Nick Diaz yesterday, punishing him with a five-year suspension and fined him $165,000 due to a failed drug test.

The UFC welterweight and former Strikeforce champion tested positive for marijuana on Jan. 31, where he fought Anderson Silva at UFC 183. It was his third offense, having tested positive for the drug twice in the past.

In the court room, the polarizing figure repeatedly pleaded the Fifth Amendment, with his lawyers urging him to stay quiet during proceedings. In the video above, Diaz trashes the commission while speaking to various members of the press, calling the higher-ups in Nevada "a bunch of dorks" and labeling the commission "way the f-ck out of line."

Diaz lost to Silva earlier this year, but the fight was overturned to a "No Contest" after the Brazilian tested positive for anabolic steroids.

Diaz's legal team has insisted the battle is far from over, while many fighters believe Nevada's decision was due to a power trip in order to prove a point.

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