Just two days ago, the hopes of having Nick Diaz’s White House petition reviewed by Washington rested on the hands of about 23,000 people.
Just two days before the deadline of Oct. 16, Diaz has all of the 100,000 online signatures he needs — and then some, receiving nearly 110,000 signatures by Wednesday morning. Despite already reaching its goal, hundreds of signatures continue to pour in by the hour.
There is no word on when the petition will be reviewed. The website reads:
“We will do our best to respond to petitions that cross the signature threshold in a timely fashion, however, depending on the topic and the overall volume of petitions from We the People, responses may be delayed.”
The petition was created on Sept. 14 in an attempt to force White House officials to review Diaz’s controversial suspension handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following his post-fight drug test at UFC 183. Despite it being his third drug test that resulted positive for marijuana metabolites, many in the MMA industry felt the commission’s five-year suspension was an overreaction.
Since the suspension was announced, notable celebrities, including pop icon Cher, voiced their support for the former Strikeforce welterweight champion. Even the UFC’s former welterweight king, who also served as Diaz’s greatest rival in recent memory, Georges St-Pierre went public with his support for Diaz.