After concluding it’s investigation Friday into Nate Diaz’s controversial tweet, which violated the promotion’s code of conduct, the UFC has announced that the veteran has been fined $20,000 and suspended for 90 days.
The UFC released a prepared statement regarding Diaz’s tweet and punishment relaying:
“The language used in his tweet was regrettable, offensive and inconsistent with the values and culture of the organization, and is not tolerated.”
Diaz used a gay slur while referencing the fact that Bryan Caraway has been awarded the UFC 159 “Submission of the Night”, after initial winner Pat Healy became ineligible to receive it. Healy tested positive for marijuana use following his UFC 159, submission win over Jim Miller, and as a result the fight was declared a no-contest.
Fighters who fail their post-fight drug test cannot collect any performance based bonus. Diaz’s fine will be donated to charity and the fighter cannot be booked for a fight until after August 17th.
The 28 year-old-fighter was stopped by Josh Thomson in his last outing at UFC on FOX 7 on April 20th.
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