Knock-knock! Nobody’s home, go away!
And that pretty much sums up what happened the last three times the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) tried to administer a random drug test on UFC star Nick Diaz over the past 12 months.
The UFC has been notified that Diaz has been provisionally suspended for not letting the USADA know of his whereabouts in order to submit to the surprise drug screenings.
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.
Hey, USADA. Guess who couldn’t care less because he’s not currently interested in fighting ever again? Diaz watched his 18-month marijuana suspension expire last August, yet there has been no substantial talk of him returning to the cage.
UFC president Dana White told MMAJunkie.com earlier this week that he didn’t think Diaz was ever going to fight again, and that was before his latest failed drug exam came to light.
Diaz, who turns 34 in August, hasn’t fought since facing Anderson Silva in January 2015. Diaz initially lost the tango, but the decision was overturned to a no contest after Silva flunked his drug test.
Perhaps more importantly, Diaz hasn’t won a bout since beating BJ Penn nearly six years ago. Sandwiched between those scraps are a pair of lopsided unanimous decision defeats.
Based on Diaz’s most recent skid and clear lack of interest in resuming his controversial fighting career, the USADA’s announcement is about as irrelevant as they come.
For those keeping tabs at home, this is the fourth time Diaz has failed a drug test. This is the first time, however, due to no-showing. The three prior positive tests were because of marijuana.