Nate Diaz is set to return to the octagon this weekend for UFC 263 and the fight couldn’t be happening in a better location.
The Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission has adopted the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s revised approach to pot, Jeff Novitzky, the UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance, confirmed with reporters earlier this week.
As of Jan. 1, positive cannabis tests no longer trigger fines and suspensions for UFC fighters, though athletes could still face punishment from state athletic commissions.
That won’t be the case in Arizona.
“Great working with AZ Commission, who are adopting our testing program/rules for this weekend,” Novitzky tweeted on Thursday. “Only issue with marijuana (THC) for Saturday’s fights is don’t show up impaired or under the influence. How it should be!”
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