Diaz’s Attorney: ‘Nothing prohibits inactive marijuana metabolites in MMA’

Could it be, did Nick Diaz’s slick new attorney Ross Goodman just find a loophole that could put an end to his fight license suspension? Though we heard reports from Nick’s brother Nate that Nick had no interest in returning to MMA, the paperwork for an appeal were filed yesterday. Goodman claims that the rules are very clear and it’s marijuana that is prohibited by the Nevada state athletic committee, not the inactive metabolites that were found.

“Marijuana is the only substance that is prohibited; not marijuana metabolites,” Goodman told ESPN.com.

 “The basis to discipline Mr. Diaz is that he tested positive for a prohibited substance. We know he didn’t test positive for marijuana. So, you look to see at WADA whether marijuana metabolites are prohibited. They do not prohibit it in any category.”

“You have to test positive for marijuana, as opposed to this inactive ingredient Nick did,” Goodman said.

“If there’s nothing in the rules prohibiting marijuana metabolites, why are we here?”