It wasn’t too long ago when Cesar Gracie called Nick Diaz the ‘Rosa Parks’ of MMA due to his constant marijuana persecution. Let’s face it, marijuana is about as much of a performance enhancing drug as a booger swinging from your nose is a performance enhancing way to pick-up the opposite sex. In this interview with Tapout Radio, Cesar Gracie wants us to know that there is a conspiracy against Nick Diaz and it all started with ‘a little moron guy’.
I was there for the Gomi fight and Nick was not stoned for the Gomi fight. That would have made him too slow. He had high levels of THC or whatever they find in your body for the weed. He smokes everyday before the fight pretty much, you know what I mean. And these days he takes 10 days off and takes his herbal cleansers or whatever. So he said ‘I’m not going to test positive again’ and he hasn’t since. He quit smoking before his fights now and in Florida he tested clean. But obviously he wasn’t stoned for Gomi, but Nevada state with that idiot over there. I can’t even remember his name. The little moron guy that was only the athletic commissioner guy because his dad owned a hotel, he was pathetic and he wanted to make an example of Nick. Who knows, there’s theories. The day Nick is not in the UFC, he’s testing positive? That was kind of a weird thing because he always smoked. Now all of a sudden he’s in Pride and he tested positive so all of a sudden we’re going to take his win away? We never took his win away, Gomi didn’t take his win away and Pride actually paid him a win bonus after he tested positive. They said ‘Nah, this is just a bunch of Nevada [expletive] and he won that fight’.
Pride paid their fighters in cash, no checks or bank transfers were involved. Just fluffly, crisp, greenbacks. Something Diaz knows a little bit about. [Source]