Nate Diaz will be subject to marijuana testing ahead of his August 5 boxing match against Jake Paul.
On Tuesday, Diaz and Paul held a pre-fight press conference announcing tickets are on sale for their highly-anticipated boxing match in Dallas, Texas.
Following the press conference, Diaz did a scrum with the media when he was told that Texas doesn’t allow marijuana in his system and he will be tested. The news was a surprise who jokes the fight should be moved to California because he will have marijuana in his system.
“There’s a lot of weed in (my system). There is… Wait what happened? Well, let’s go to California,” Diaz said (h/tMMAJunkie).
The Texas Commission has a strict 50 ng/ml THC threshold in which any THC level over 50ng/ml is a violation. As well, tests over the THC threshold will receive a 90-day suspension and a $500 fine. If the athlete wins her or his fight, the win also will be overturned to a no contest.
Diaz to be Held to Same Testing Rules
Although Diaz is a big star, the commission confirmed that the Stockton native will be subject to the same marijuana testing as any other fighter.
“Mr. Diaz will be held to the same rules as everyone else who competes in combative sports events in Texas,” the commission said to MMAFighitng.
Whether or not the marijuana testing will stop Nate Diaz from smoking ahead of his boxing match is uncertain. But, if he continues to smoke and wins the fight, his match against Jake Paul will get overturned to a No Contest.
Diaz enters his August 5 boxing match against Jake Paul coming off a submission victory over Tony Ferguson. After the fight, he said he would be going into boxing but would return to the UFC eventually. Perhaps, with a win over Paul, he could get the trilogy match against Conor McGregor, but before any of that can happen, he will need to beat Paul and pass his marijuana test.