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Nate Diaz to be investigated by anti-doping agency

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Nate Diaz may have lost at UFC 202 but in the grand scheme of things, the Stockton-born scrapper still came out of the event a winner.

Diaz brought home an incredible $2million in basic fight pay, which would be one of the highest marks in UFC history, while almost certainly making a few more millions on top of that in additional revenue. 

However, that could all come crashing down for the 31-year-old as he could reportedly go under investigation for some actions following the fight.

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CBD Oil

According to a report from Fox Sports, Diaz has drawn the attention of USADA - the United States Anti-Doping Agency - after he was smoking a vape with a cannabinoid in it during the post-fight press conference.

“It’s CBD,” Diaz said when asked what it was he was smoking. “It helps with the healing process and inflammation, stuff like that. So you want to get these for before and after the fights, training. It’ll make your life a better place.”

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According to that report, CBD has been used to treat epilepsy and schizophrenia. Studies have shown that it has fewer side effects than THC and does not cause any psychoactivity.

Cannabidiol Oil is a form of cannabinoid, which is unsurprisingly not allowed by USADA, who follow WADA's banned substances list, of which cannabis and its peptides are on.

USADA Statement

The USADA are on the case.

“I can confirm that USADA is aware of the situation and is currently gathering information in order to determine the next appropriate steps,” USADA spokesman Ryan Madden said in a recent statement.

Depending on the circumstances, USADA can give in-competition cannabis users anywhere from a public warning sanction to a one-year suspension. Nate has never failed a drug tests in his career, while his brother Nick hasn't been as lucky, only just coming back from an 18-month ban.

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