Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom supports Nick Diaz: ’They need to rethink this punishment and then ultimately change their rules."
A Nevada state senator Tick Segerblom came out in defense of UFC superstar Nick Diaz claiming his 5 year ban for weed is a complete load of crap.
The senator in question is a big MMA fan and reacted to Nick Diaz' 5 year suspension that practically ended his career. Diaz tested positive for weed after his UFC 183 fight in January when he fought Anderson Silva.
"I think what they did was totally inappropriate. Marijuana is a recognized medicine in the Nevada constitution so how can you punish someone for taking medicine, particularly since it doesn’t enhance your ability to fight?" said Segerblom and added:
"They need to rethink this punishment and then ultimately change their rules."
Many other UFC fighters claim to be on Diaz' side, unlike his employer.