Despite having his issues with another state athletic commission, Nick Diaz has no problems with New Jersey’s athletic commission, as the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board will allow Diaz to corner his brother Nate at UFC on Fox 3 in East Rutherford on May 5th. Nate is fighting in the main event against Jim Miller in a five-round affair to determine the number one contender in the lightweight division.
Nick Diaz is currently under suspension with the Nevada Athletic Commission following a failed drug test after UFC 143 in February. However, the NJSACB will not hold that against Diaz, as they have issued a corner’s license for next weekend’s fight.
This was first reported by MMAWeekly.
This news comes just hours after Diaz and his representatives announced that they are suing the Nevada Athletic Commission due to the way the commission has handled Nick Diaz’s case following his suspension. Diaz was originally set to meet with the NSAC at the scheduled meeting on April 24th, but the NSAC denied that opportunity.
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