Sean O’Malley doesn’t think the Texas Commission testing for marijuana will make Nate Diaz stop smoking.
After the press conference for Diaz vs. Paul to announce tickets are on sale, Diaz was informed that the commission will be testing for marijuana, which surprised many.
“Mr. Diaz will be held to the same rules as everyone else who competes in combative sports events in Texas,” the commission said to MMAFighting.
Immediately, many fans thought Diaz would still smoke and just test positive and take the No Contest afterward. According to Sean O’Malley, who also smokes marijuana, says he doubts Diaz cares about the testing and will continue to smoke in the lead-up to the fight.
O’Malley Doubts Diaz Will Stop Smoking
“Nate Diaz probably isn’t gonna give a f**k. He’ll probably fight, test positive, I don’t think Nate will care. If they don’t move it out of Texas, I doubt you are going to get Nate to quit smoking before his fight,” O’Malley said on Michael Bisping’s podcast.
Along with Sean O’Malley, Michael Bisping also believes Nate Diaz will continue to smoke and won’t care about the fight being a No Contest.
“That’s what I thought, I thought he’ll just take the fight, and say f**k it, who cares,” Bisping said.
Whether or not Diaz will stop smoking is uncertain, but he wasn’t too happy with the testing rules. But, regardless, the focus is on Jake Paul and his August 5 boxing match in Dallas, Texas. The fight will serve as a DAZN pay-per-view headliner and will be Diaz’s boxing debut while Paul is looking to return to the win column after losing to Tommy Fury back in February.
Nate Diaz hasn’t fought since last September when he submitted Tony Ferguson at UFC 279. In his career, he has been vocal about his smoking, including smoking after his open workout before his UFC 244 fight against Jorge Masvidal.
O’Malley has been away from the Octagon since his last fight in October of last year. He’s been patiently waiting for the outcome of the Sterling-Cejudo fight before making any moves. Unfortunately, that fight took longer to arrange than anticipated. However, he’s now eager to push forward and arrange a bout with Sterling by the end of the summer.