If at first your hearing doesn’t succeed, appeal again. That’s the mindset of the Nick Diaz camp as they announce that they plan to go head on with the ‘bureaucrats’ at the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) once again. If that wasn’t a big enough announcement, the camp also plans to rally for a bout with top pound for pound great Anderson Silva now instead of welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre.
To address the NSAC suspension, I will say that we have appealed to the courts and if things go our way, it will be plausible that Nick could return as early as sometime at the end of this year. For too long NSAC bureaucrats have acted with malicious incompetence towards the fighters. We will challenge them in court.
As far as future opponents, Nick has stated that he would like to take fights “that matter”. Since GSP will be fighting Condit, he has to look elsewhere. He will respectfully ask for a fight with Anderson Silva, a fighter he respects and would like to challenge.
Silva’s camp has been speaking of a fight with GSP, possibly even at a catch weight. Nick will take that fight in a minute but has told me that should Silva decide not to drop at all, he will move up to 185lbs to face the Champ.
During his first court hearing, things did not go Nick’s way as fumbles by both Nick and his attorney did not look good in the eyes of the NSAC. The argument was laid out that Nick required Marijuana in order to deal with his ADHD, but then made to look irrelevant when the committee coaxed Diaz into admitting that his ADHD is not a ‘serious’ issue.