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Cejudo Vows to Not Fight in Nevada After Diaz Suspension

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Add Henry Cejudo to the long list of people, including a countless amount of MMA fighters, who was unhappy to hear Nick Diaz had been suspended for five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Cejudo’s manager, Bill McFarlane, contender took to his keyboard to express his frustration.

He wrote in a letter to MMAFighting:

“I am absolutely appalled at how the NAC handled the Nick Diaz matter. The issue here is not the magnitude of the penalties assessed to Nick Diaz, it is the process, or lack thereof, in determining Nick Diaz’s guilt or innocence.  Significant discrepancies existed between the test samples, and the NAC has an absolute obligation to resolve those discrepancies before the penalty phase of the disciplinary hearing was heard. What the NAC did was ignore due process and go straight to the penalty phase.”

McFarlane went on to express sincere hopes that the UFC — arguably the only body that could help alleviate the situation — would further involve itself in the matter. Until the state finds a better commission to oversee the sport, Cejudo’s manager said the former Olympic gold medalist will not be competing in Nevada, saying it’s not “a safe or credible place to conduct business.”


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